What is a Ouroboros ring?

Ouroboros (also known as the tail-biting snake) is a symbol handed down from ancient times, roughly depicting a snake (or dragon) swallowing its own tail, resulting in a circle (sometimes shown as a twist, the shape of the Arabic numeral "8"). Ouroboros is one of the oldest mythological symbols in the world. The snake-shaped or dragon-shaped creatures in the symbol often appear in the ancient myths of the Aztec civilization, the Middle East and Native Americans, and other ancient regions. This image is now often used in jewelry, such as rings and necklace, and it is deeply loved by the public. As one of the oldest mythological symbols, what symbolism does it have?

The symbolic meaning of ouroboros

Infinite loop

Sometimes our ouroboros is depicted as half bright and half dark, which inevitably reminds us of the Chinese yin and yang patterns, which symbolizes that everything has a bipolar concept. But the bipolar concept is not in a confrontational position. In the alchemy interpretation of the circular universe, ouroboros are both opposites and fusions, symbolizing the supreme work.

Ouroboros symbolizes the most primitive element. At the same time, it is also like the legendary phoenix, which reproduces itself in the process of self-burning, which represents "self-reference" or "infinite loop".

The Jungian philosopher Erich Neumann once argued that the Uroboros is a true symbol of the ego in its pre-dawn state, describing it as an infantile stage for both adults and children.

Ouroboros is the oldest mythological symbol, and its patterns have many different meanings, and the main meaning comes from its own form that it intuitively shows to people. The snake in the symbol is devouring its own tail. It is a manifestation of the cosmic cycle, reflecting the alternation of life and death, the interdependence of construction and destruction. This is an eternal pattern of circulation. Just like this ouroboros necklace, it is devouring its own tail, but at the same time its structure remains intact without any change. It really shows the correctness of the above view

The symbol of ouroboros in physics

Ouroboros symbolizes "infinity" and also reinforces the concept of infinite cycles in the universe, which is reflected in modern physics. The diagram of the Great Serpent reflects a cosmic meaning in physics, symbolizing the transition between the concepts of particle physics (the smallest) and the universe (the largest).

Based on this theory, we produced the design inspiration for this ouroboros ring. The eyes dotted with rubies make ouroboros snake look more spiritual.

Different images of ouroboros

Ancient times

In 1984, a corpse was excavated at the Red Mountain site in the shape of a "curled dragon" hanging from its chest, which is considered a symbol of the Red Mountain culture. The snake-like creature can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian era in 1600 AD.

Norse Mythology

In Norse mythology, a child of the evil god Loki is named Yemengade. He is a giant snake that can surround the world with his body and bite his tail with his mouth.

In addition, the legendary Nordic hero Ronnal has a son named Clark. Clark was born with a white snake in one of his eyes. It surrounded Clark's pupils and bit its tail.

Ouroboros with other symbols

Ouroboros snake and valknut

Valknut is one of the most sacred and mysterious symbols of the vikings. The secret of this symbol is that no one knows exactly what it means. Some experts believe that the Valknut could symbolise the circular path between life and death that these warriors experienced. This symbolism is more similar to that of the ouroboros. This ouroboros necklace is a perfect illustration of the beauty of the fusion between the two.

Owl and ouroboros

Snakes and owls are both competitors and predators. Owls can prey on snakes. What this ouroboros ring shows is that the snake surrounds the owl, which is enough to show that ouroboros is different from other common snakes.

Vegvisir and ouroboros

The combination of ouroboros and vegvisir is also a good idea. The vegvisir is also an ancient symbol of Nordic, which is the symbol of guidance and protection. This ouroboros ring with celtic knots and vegvisir make this finished ring unique.

If you want to customize a unique ouroboros ring combined with different symbols, you can contact our customer service!


In the field of art and design, the ouroboros always seems to be treated as a single element to be added to games, movies and TV shows or jewelry. I wonder if artists are unwilling to innovate on its basis, preferring to keep it as it is, just like the Manifold and the cross, or if they are deeply aware of its connotations, which are already unsurpassed? But on the other hand, just understanding the several symbolic meanings of the ouroboros is enough to imagine a whole new way of looking at the world. This is the reason for the popularity of the ouroboros jewelry.

The symbol of aes sedai is also related to ouroboros. Its overall image is also surrounded by ouroboros. If you want to know more about aes sedai, please leave a message.

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