Explanation of “Elaphe” (pronounced elâfe), that our company and technology is aptly named with, goes back to ancient Greek. Several aspects contributed to naming our technology and motors “Elaphe” – very much in line with our holistic approach to basically everything.
Influencing factors are primarily associated with notions such as “continuous movement”, “rotation from yearning for something better”, “healing properties of a snake according to ancient mythology”, and the motor winding pattern, which is also found in nature.
Let us dive into more details and explain what is behind each of the notions.
There is a myth of the snake Ouroboros. This is a snake that is twisted into a circle and holds its own tail with its mouth. This symbol has several meanings. One is the constant movement, the rotation in a circle caused by the restlessness of a hungry snake that is biting itself, thus running away and toward itself in endless rotation. The symbolism is multi-layered, and it also symbolizes basic human activity, constant movement, which is the result of yearning for something better.