The symbol of Nea Filiki Eteria is composed by an ouroboros that encloses the sun of Vergina. The name ouroboros comes from the Greek “οὐροβóρος” where οὐρά (ourà) means “tail” and βορός (boròs) “devouring”. Plato describes it for the first time in the Timaeus (360 B.C.), where it stands to symbolise the eternal return, the Infinite as well as immortality.
The sun of Vergina is the symbol of the ancient reign of Macedonia, promoter of the Hellenist culture and of Hellenism in general in the then known world.
The union of these two symbols is meant to depict the timelessness of the Hellenistic notion.