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The Word of the Day comes from "The Wreck" by Meg Keneally that I am currently buddy reading with the wonderful Nat K.


noun noun: ouroboros

  1. a circular symbol depicting a snake, or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity.

Origin 1940s: from Greek (drakōn) ouroboros ‘(snake) devouring its tail’.

The ouroboros or uroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition and was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy.

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