Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The real ouroboros

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. It is one of the oldest mystical symbols in the world. The serpent or dragon appears in Aztec, Middle East, and Native American mythologies, among others. (from Wikipedia) xenmate at a near life experience has discovered the REAL ouroboros: This is an Armadillo Lizard, which, if frightened, will grab its tail in its mouth and roll into a ball.

Look how cute and little they are:

1 comment:

Matt MacKay said...

They are unique, beautiful creatures and are indeed the closest living creature to depict the ancient Ouroboros symbol I've seen! Truly amazing! :)