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What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
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What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Ouroboros

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(Gotta anticipate those smart ass responses, or you'll never get nowhere)
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
The snake.
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:10 AM)
Oroboros.

Doesn't ring a bell. For sure?
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
like the legend of the phoenix?

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:11 AM)
The snake.

No, those just shed skin and have 9 lives.
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:11 AM)
Doesn't ring a bell. For sure?

u·ro·bo·ros
ˌyo͝orəˈbôrəs/Submit
noun
noun: ouroboros
a circular symbol depicting a snake, or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity.

Is this what you mean?

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Strategos  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:11 AM)
like the legend of the phoenix?

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:10 AM)
Ouroboros

She has the correct answer.

The snake eating it's tail.
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:12 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:11 AM)
Doesn't ring a bell. For sure?

u·ro·bo·ros
ˌyo͝orəˈbôrəs/Submit
noun
noun: ouroboros
a circular symbol depicting a snake, or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity.

Is this what you mean?

I don't think that's quite on the nose. Thanks, though. Most promising lead so far.
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:13 AM)
I don't think that's quite on the nose. Thanks, though. Most promising lead so far.

I typed in "Mythical beast that swallows itself" and Ouroboros wikipedia is at the top. 1dunno1

Wow, the whole first page has links to Ouroboros stuff.

I only googled it for the spelling. chuckle I missed the U.

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
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Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:10 AM)
Ouroboros

She has the correct answer.

The snake eating it's tail.

There are quite a few myths out there. As the asker of the question, I think I'll know when I hear the correct answer. Assuming there's only one. But thanks!
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:15 AM)
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I don't think that's quite on the nose. Thanks, though. Most promising lead so far.

I typed in "Mythical beast that swallows itself" and Ouroboros wikipedia is at the top. 1dunno1

Wow, the whole first page has links to Ouroboros stuff.

I only googled it for the spelling. chuckle I missed the U.

Yes, duly noted. Will keep it in mind as other potential candidates are submitted.
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:17 AM)
There are quite a few myths out there. As the asker of the question, I think I'll know when I hear the correct answer. Assuming there's only one. But thanks!

True, so I kept looking.
Ok I found something else-

"Erysichthon, Who Got So Hungry He Ate Himself"
"Erysichthon is a unique sort of cannibal, famous for devouring the most shocking of victims - himself. In Greek mythology, Erysichthon, also sometimes called Aethon, cut down a huge oak in Demeter’s forest and killed a nymph, who cursed him as she died. To add to his woes, Demeter placed the spirit of insatiable hunger, Limos, in his stomach, which meant that the more he hate, the hungrier he got. Eventually, driven mad by his hunger, he ate himself - a prospect that is definitely a new level of terrifying. "

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