Animal Symbolism of the Ram
Ram Meanings and Symbolic Thoughts about the Ram
The animal symbolism of the ram speaks of: Power, Force, Drive, Energy, Virility, Protection, Fearlessness.
A look into mythology will reveal the ram was associated with many gods over time. And so, if a god amongst the people, wouldn’t you agree these are all admirable qualities?
The Celtic god Cernunnos is shown with the ram. Some depictions show him seated with a ram-headed snake by his side a symbolic gesture of renewal and power.
In ancient Egypt the god Amun-Ra took on the persona of Khnum, the creator god who was always depicted with a ram’s head.
In Scandinavia, Thor was close with the ram, and was fabled to use rams to pull his chariot.
Other gods connected to the strong-willed ram are:
- Zeus (Greece)
- Apollo (Greece)
- Agni (India)
- Indra (India)
- Hermes (Roman)
- Ea (Middle East)
- Baal (Middle East)
It is noteworthy that the ram is the first sign of the Zodiac, as Aries. Here it is symbolic of impetuous fervor, renewal, virility and fiery force. This sign embraces the return of the warmth of the sun as the March equinox approaches.