Oroboros picture of the month
Ouroboros by Lucas Jennis, in the 1625 alchemical tract De Lapide Philosophico. Ouroboros, a mythical dragon-snake that eats up itself, speaks to the cyclic nature of all things. Image of reflection and attentive reasoning, the Ouroboros can be related with each one of those things that, after having reached their end, start again, in an endless return.
I wanted to share the Oroboros I found while hiking in the Swedish countryside at Sylarna’s fjällstation in the middle of nowhere. - Schober Florian (Chair GRS 2020)
Jade Ouroboros, Shang Dynasty, by Mountain at Shanghai Museum - Mahdihassan 1989 Am J Chin Med
Ouroboros and Alexander von Humboldt - From: Olaf Breidbach (2006) "Visions of Nature: The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel". Prestel, Munich, Berlin, London, New York, page 52. Alexander von Humboldt thought an approach to science was needed that could account for the harmony of nature among the diversity of the physical world. For Humboldt, "the unity of nature" meant that it was the interrelation of all physical sciences—such as the conjoining between biology, meteorology and geology—that determined where specific plants grew. He found these relationships by unravelling myriad, painstakingly collected data
OUROBOROS, 1597. The Basilisk monster as an Ouroboros. Woodcut from an edition of Horapollo's 'Hieroglyphica,' printed in Rome, 1597. - 
Native American Ouroboros. It is a common belief among indigenous people of the tropical lowlands of South America that waters at the edge of the world-disc are encircled by a snake, often an anaconda, biting its own tail. 
Ouroboros — An Ancient Symbol that Survived Through Millennia;The ouroboros appears in the classic alchemical study, Atalanta Fugiens (1617), by the physician to Emperor Rudolf II, Michael Maier (Credit: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) - By Percy Ramsey
M. C. Escher: Dragon (wood-engraving, 1952). 'However much this dragon tries to be spatial, he remains completely flat. Two incisions are made in the paper on which he is printed. Then it is folded in such a way as to leave two square openings. But this dragon is an obstinate beast, and in spite of his two dimensions he persists in assuming that he has three; so he sticks his head through one of the holes and his tail through the other.
Cosmic Ouroboros By Adams and Primack Scalometer. Phycisist Prof. Joel Primack and his wife, lawyer/philosophe Nancy Abrams, also use the ouroboros to visually describe quantum and cosmic realtionships.
A leggy Ouroboros decorating the flour of rural tavern gem Forellenhof in Haggen, Tyrol.
Codex Marcianus - offers one of the best Ouroboros representations.It is the most ancient and complete among greek manuscripts examinated by Marcelin Berthelot in his “ Collection des Anciens Alchimistes Grecs” Paris 1887, Collection of Ancient Greek Alchemists. In the treatise on Chrysopeia, namely by Cleopatra, Berthelot found an entire page with symbols together with the Ouroboros we are examining. Find out more here.
The snake eating its own tail simply represents the recreation of life through death by the Universe. It is interpreted as some kind of a rebirth of the dead reaching an immortality of sorts. Therefore, it is assumed that the infinity symbol was derived from the original symbol of ouroboros. - mythologian.net
The REAL ouroboros: This is an Armadillo Lizard, which, if frightened, will grab its tail in its mouth and roll into a ball. (from pets blogspot)
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