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Message #44818 Posted: Jun 22, 2010, 12:28 am
Weird but true fact: an ouroboros is actually a symbol depicting a snake eating its own tail. So... why name a powersource after it?
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Message #44819 Posted: Jun 22, 2010, 1:04 am
As much as I dislike referencing wikipedia for anything...
In alchemy, the Ouroboros is a purifying sigil.

More to the article obviously, but I thought that was apropos.

So since we use Alchemy in game for transmutations or for the Alchemical stones series of Animating Spirits, it's not that strange. Maybe its a alchemical powersource that is in a constantly power generating feedback cycle, thereby enhancing output. But that's just speculation on my part.
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Message #44820 Posted: Jun 22, 2010, 1:45 am
Hmmm... so the ouroboros is made of gold. And supposedly it's got something to do with alchemy. Doesn't that just defeat the whole purpose of alchemy then? I thought gold was supposed to be what came out the end of the tunnel, not what went in.
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Message #44838 Posted: Jun 22, 2010, 10:29 pm
I took the Ouroboros to be a representation of the World Serpent, encircling the world with its tail in its mouth. In my mind, the power it supplies is magic channeled from the elements around, released back when it's done. Yes, perpetual motion machines work when magic is involved, shut up. : () )
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Message #44867 Posted: Jun 24, 2010, 8:24 pm

Ouroboros (and various similar spellings) is/was a legendary serpent that circled the world eventually swallowing its own tail. It is representative of the endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth. And depicted as a snake forming a perfect circle.

As far as alchemy turning random objects to gold, that is one of the believed uses for the philosopher's stone. One of the most sought after items in all alchemical legend, true, but it is not the limit of alchemy. Nor does it have anything to do with ouroboros.
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Message #45395 Posted: Aug 4, 2010, 8:40 pm
ouroborous is a snake entwined in a figure 8 eating its own tail.. its a symbol of infinity or more precisely "unending". like the snake eating its own tail it has no beginning and end it is a continuous unbroken cycle. its kind of apt as a power supply but should have been above the steam engine in my opinion/
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