Here is a collection from Hellenistic mythology & symbols for your enjoyment.
Snake symbols can be found in religious systems all around the ancient world. Often the snakes are believed to be incarnations of the dead and symbolize immortality by the fact that they shed their skins and regularly renew themselves.
The symbol of a circled snake devouring its own tail is not unique to any one religion or culture. The term 'ourorboros' comes from the Greek for 'tail eater', but this image is seen in various other myths as well. The symbol may not represent a specific mythos, but does symbolize the endless circle of time, regeneration and harmony.
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