Ouroboros is the oldest allegorical symbol in alchemy, it represented the concept of eternity and endless return. This gnostic symbol expresses the unity of all things, material and spiritual, which never disappear but perpetually change form in an eternal cycle of destruction and re-creation.
Throughout history, cultures all over the world have used flowers as a form of unspoken communication. While it’s mainly a lost art, in Japan, this floral language is known as hanakotoba. The Camellia or “Tsubaki” have different meanings like love, but among warriors and samurai, the red camellia is symbolic of a noble death, due to the flower’s nature of “beheading” itself near death.