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Art Print

tohdaryl (tohdaryl)

Ouroboros

by Tohdaryl
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DESCRIPTION

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

ABOUT THE ART

The Ouroboros or Uroborus is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.

The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end (compare with phoenix). It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished. The Ouroboros has been important in religious and mythological symbolism, but has also been frequently used in alchemical illustrations, where it symbolizes the circular nature of the alchemist’s opus. It is also often associated with Gnosticism, and Hermeticism. Carl Jung interpreted the Ouroboros as having an archetypalsignificance to the human psyche.




Ben Geiger commented on April 10, 2013 2:29am
love it
tohdaryl commented on April 10, 2013 2:48am
Thank you! :)
Catspaws commented on April 10, 2013 9:16am
nice interesting info too
Douglas Simonson commented on April 13, 2013 4:10pm
very cool