Ang Ouroboros: Sagisag ng Etheria

In the past episodes of Encantadia, a recurring symbol can be seen engraved on the crates that nestle the bones of the dead followers of Bathalumang Ether.

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Each coffin has a common insignia: two serpents intertwining and biting each other’s tails. From afar, one can notice that these two snakes form two infinities.

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This symbol is highly reminiscent of the Ouroboros, an iconograph in Ancient Egypt and in alchemy. It represents an “eternal return of cyclicality” or a continuous rebirth of one’s self. It depicts an endless process of birth and death, creation and destruction.

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Ether’s cursed form is a serpent. Her Devas Symbol is that of creation. Combine these two ideas and you get the Ouroboros: serpents that symbolize something about creation.
A fitting symbol for the return of Etheria from the ashes, the Ouroboros is perfectly juxtaposed with Ether’s schemes as she raises Etheria literally from the remains of what was once a glorious kingdom: two snakes chasing each other, Life and Death, as they meet and become one to be a force no one in Encantadia has witnessed before.
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