Â The SerpentÂ biting its own tail, is first seen as early as 1600 years BC in Egypt. From there it moved to the Phoenicians and then to the Greeks, who called it the Ouroboros, which means devouring its tail.
The serpentÂ biting its tail is found in other cultural mythologies as well, including Norse myth, whereÂ the serpent’s name is JÃ¶rmungandr, and in Hindu, where the dragon circles the tortoise whichÂ supportsÂ the four elephants that carry the world.
Symbolically, Ouroboros has several meanings. The first, is the symbolism ofÂ the serpentdevouring and consuming its own tail, literally eating itself. This symbolizes the cyclical Nature of the Universe: creation out of destruction, Life out of Death. The Ouroboros eats its own tail to sustain its life, in an eternal cycle of renewal. This secondary symbolism is an echo of the concept ofÂ infinity, of cycles without end. A Universe without boundaries or limits.
The flag of the short-lived Italian Regency of Carnaro featured the Ouroboros on it. The Ouroboros has been incorporated into the crests of the Hungarian and Romanian Unitarian churches.
Carl Jung interpreted the Ouroboros as having an archetypal significance to the human psyche. The JungianÂ psychologistÂ Erich Neumann writes of it as aÂ representationÂ of the pre-ego “dawn state”, depicting the undifferentiated infancy experience of both mankind and theÂ individualÂ child. Client gets a customÂ Ouroboros Tattoo Design, done in morbid tattoo parlor in cash and carry mall Makati Manila, Philippines.