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The circle of life, embodied...
|Alternate Names/Spellings||Ouroborus, Uroboros|
The Ouroboros is a creature with origins in mythology, legend and folklore from all around the world. In particular, it is taken by various philosophies, religions and cults (rightfully) as a symbol of eternity, infinity and immortality. In fact, it is believed by many that the universal infinity symbol ( ∞ ) first originated from the observation of a coiled Ouroboros at a side angle.
The Ouroboros is a snake. It may appear to be a mundane species, or it may have a color or pattern distinct from any other. It may be small as the smallest mundane species of snake, or its size may rival that of the greatest dragon. Though, unmistakably, its form will be coiled in either a circle, or the trademark infinity symbol shape.