He became engulfed in the leaves of the earth, fearing he may never get out of it's grasp, he just let go, let go of his resistance, and excepted defeat, suddenly she came to save him, and that my friends, is how a true hero excepts his death.
Adam Fuss: untitled (2012) - Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpent_(symbolism)