The item for sale is a Solid .925 Sterling Silver pendant, the pendant measures 38mm from the base to the top of the bail. The pendant weighs 7.4g. Your pendant will be sent in a small, dark coloured, padded cardboard gift box to protect them whilst in transit. Ouroboros is a greek word, and means "tail swallower." The ouroboros is usually depicted in the form of a snake swallowing its tail, and is usually circular, although it is sometimes depicted in a lemniscate shape. It originated in Egypt as a symbol of the sun, and represented the travels of the sun disk. In Gnosticism, it was related to the solar God Abraxas, and signified eternity and the soul of the world. The Ouroboros appears in many cultures and settings. The Serpent Jormungandr of Norse legend, who encircled the world, and guarded Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, is often depicted as an ouroboros. The Aztec serpent God Queztacoatl was depicted similarly, and Chinese alchemical dragons have both similar shapes and meaning. It represents the cyclical nature of things, eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. In some representations the serpent is shown as half light and half dark, echoing symbols such as the Yin Yang, which illustrates the dual nature of all things, but more importantly, that these opposites are not in conflict. The ouroboros is an example of tail recursion and self-reference, though not in a programming context. In alchemy, the ouroboros is a purifying sigil, it symbolises the circular nature of the alchemist's opus which unites the opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind. Also used as a symbol of the eternal unity of all things, the cycle of birth and death from which the alchemist sought release and liberation.
Prix Amazon: EUR 38,50 (Le April 24, 2018 8:47 am -