Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ouroboros Pentagram

This nifty tattoo comes from Cosmic Gallery and was created by Jennifer Billig. Historically, the ouroboros represents many things to many people, including the ancient Greeks, alchemists of the Middle Ages as well as neopagans. Here's a snippet of information from Wikipedia:

Carl Jung interpreted the Ouroboros as having an archetypical significance to the human psyche. The Jungian psychologist Erich Neumann writes of it as a representation of the pre-ego "dawn state", depicting the undifferentiated infancy experience of both mankind and the individual child.

Pretty interesting stuff, eh? Personally, I've always wanted an oroboros tattoo since Scully got one on The X-Files, but that's another tail for another time. (Get it? Tail? Eh, nevermind...)

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