Ram is the symbol of kingship and authority and the greatest sacrifice.
A Ram is a male Goat or Sheep. It is a member of the family bovidae. There are many varieties of this domesticated animal. There are also many subspecies that continue to exist in mountainous areas of the wild all over the world including Mountain Goats and Bighorn Sheep. Goat is the symbol of individuality and faith, Sheep is the symbol of tenderness and docility, but Ram takes things much further. Ram is the symbol of strength, boldness, and power. It portends new beginnings and new paths through life. It is the symbol of Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, and the new beginning of each year. It is one of the twelve animals included in the Chinese zodiac and represents male or yang energy.
Since Sheep and Goats were among the first domesticated animals, the Ram has had a great influence on human culture. It is seen frequently in the pictographs of ancient Native Americans. The Ram’s horn was used for many things by ancient people including transporting fire from camp to camp. Tibetan Buddhists use the Ram to symbolize the determination to overcome ignorance, desire, and hostility. In the Bible the Ram is used to depict authority and power while the Sheep is used to depict the greatest sacrifice of all time. Jesus is seen as The Good Shepard and as the Lamb of God. This is a logical extension of a fact that is universal around the world. Sheep and Goats were among the first animals to be used extensively as sacrifices to God, perhaps because they were easily domesticated but also because of their great value as a major food and shelter resource that supported human populations. The ancient Egyptians used the Ram extensively in their depictions of the gods. The Ram was a symbol of the great Ammon-Ra and denoted bravery and fertility. The Ram’s horn, seen on the heads of many Egyptian gods and goddesses, was a symbol of immortality and salvation. The Greeks used the Ram to symbolize Zeus and Apollo. The Golden Fleece was a Sheepskin that could aid one to attain the impossible. The Middle Eastern gods Baal and Ea were associated with the Ram. In India, the Ram is associated with Indra and Agni. During the Middle Ages, weapons used to breach defenses were called battering rams in recognition of the Ram’s common practice of butting heads in fights. In China, Feng Shui recognized the Ram as auspicious and associates it with the family. The Celts associated the Ram with Brigid, goddess of fertility, and Cernunno, master of the hunt. Nigerians honored Ebune the Ram as the herald of spring.
The Ram horn is a symbol of the power to penetrate and overcome obstacles. Its spiral connotes great creativity.
A Ram totem brings intelligence, creativity, boldness, and self-motivation. Rams don’t miss opportunities. Great explorers often carry the Ram totem. It evokes leadership, authority, and kingship. It encourages strength and the greatest bravery and courage.
A Ram spirit animal comes when you need courage. It can mean you should consider leaving your comfort zone and taking a risk. It is a reminder to focus on your innate intelligence and get the task done the smartest way possible.
A Ram dream can be a suggestion of sexual drive or energy. It can be a warning of the danger of impulsivity and aggression.