I ran across it in a commentary that compared the US kerfuffles today to Monty Python.
In the wake of these stories.....(two writers) have written about the self-devouring ouroboros of intersectionality.
The only place I had run into the Ouroboros was in Eddison's sci fi/fantasy novel, which alas was too dense for me to get through.
|Cover of The Worm Ouroboros first edition (London: Jonathan Cape, 1922)|
But Wikipedia says Eddison didn't invent the beast: It goes back to the days of early Egypt, but was kept alive by gnostics and alchemists as a symbol of the cytle of life and death.
but for the scientific types, it is the symbol of Benzene: Kukule was trying to figure out how to fit molecules into the structure and fell asleep and saw atoms as snalkes, then one of them bit his tail, and voila: he figured out that Benzene was a ring.