Tail-eating snake is a concept the Ancient Chinese, Ancient Egyptians, and the Ancient Greeks all referred to in some form. In Greek the words for tail-eating snake are ourovoros ophis. Broken down it means oura (tail), vora (eating), and ophis (snake). It is a pictorial demonstration of a snake devouring its own tail and its entire self. In the process of consuming itself the snake lives on. Tail-eating snake is really a metaphor for the eternal circle of creation. It has become a symbol for eternity, cyclicity, and the circle of life. It can also represent an ongoing cycle of birth-life-death-rebirth. It is an image that once I have it in my head it is difficult to erase.