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A serpent eating its own tail, Ouroboros symbolizes eternity. Its image was used in ancient times and in near-modern alchemic rituals.

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Ouroboros:An ancient symbol frequently used in alchemical illustrations to symbolize the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. Often represents self-reflexitivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly recreating itself thus illustrating the Nietzschean concept of eternal recurrence.

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