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Ouroboros snake pentagram sterling silver hook earrings

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Ouroboros snake pentagram sterling silver hook earrings

925 sterling silver hook earrings with pentagram and Ouroboros

size approx top width 18.25mm top length 31.75mm

What is the Ouroboros?

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own
tail. The ouroboros entered Western tradition via ancient Egyptian iconography and
the Greek magical tradition. It was adopted as a symbol
in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy. The term derives
from Ancient Greek oupoßopog4 from oupa qura 'tail' plus -Bopog-boros

The ouroboros is often interpreted as a symbol for eternal cyclic renewal or a cycle of life, death, and rebirth; the snake's skin-sloughing symbolizes the transmigration of souls.

The snake biting its own tail is a fertility symbol in some religions: the tail is
a phallic symbol and the mouth is a yonic or womb-like symbol. Also known as
another symbol for wholeness or infinity.

In Norse mythology, the ouroboros appears as the serpent form unaandr, one of the
three children of Loki and Anarboda, which grew so large that it could encircle the world  and grasp its tail in its teeth.

What is a pentagram?

One of the most widely misunderstood symbol - the pentagram - is often feared by many due to Hollywood depictions in horror films.  From the Greek word “pente”, meaning five and “gramma”, meaning letter, the pentagram is a triple triangle that forms an interior pentagon. This simple, five-pointed star has a rich and varied history.

This symbol was believed to contain magical properties and was used by ancient Chinese and Japanese religions to symbolize the five elements of life - fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Early Christians used the pentagram to represent the Star of Bethlehem. As time went on, this mystical representation of harmony, peace and protection.

In more modern pagan & wiccan traditions, the symbol of the pentagram is used in many Wiccan ceremonies. Wiccans see the star as symbolizing the four elements of air, water, earth and fire, which are perfectly balanced to create the fifth element of spirit. The pentagram ring is a popular talisman worn by Wiccans and other Pagans. This star of life is often the main feature on their altars and is a widely used ritual tool, often representing feminine energy.