When I painted this humorous picture I had nothing special in my mind, I just painted it and enjoyed the process and the colors.
It was only after it, when during one of our outings, I saw THIS placed in an old deserted cemetery, that I started to think about the image I drew and colored.
Some research on the Internet led to a lot of interesting discoveries, matters I had never thought about before. It turns out that a rams head stands for many things. The similarity of the female reproduction system - the anatomy of the uterus and the fallopian tubes - to the outline of a rams head is quite obvious, but using this originally pagan symbol in occult satanism is a very negative way to belittle and ridicule women's sacred cycle.
In many ancient civilizations the sheep played an enormous and important role in the daily life of the people, delivering milk, meat and wool. Sheep gods have been worshiped in their cultures, and rams heads were often used in their rituals. Khnum, was the Egyptian god of rebirth, depicted with the head of a ram. In many societies from far back in time till today the rams head stands for power and energy, for leadership and fearlessness. Antlers and horns are associated with male power. The god Ammon, the Greek rendering of Amun, is often shown with horns of a ram.
My head is spinning with all this new information I learned, and there is so much more which is spiritual in a bad sense, mysterious, sinister and eerie, that I do not want to touch upon. I find my own painted rams head, so not physically correct at all, the nicest and friendliest, and I am not curious to know the meaning of that genuine rams head stuck on a pole in this old ruined and forgotten (or not forgotten?) cemetery. As a matter of fact I do not want to go there again, too creepy. :-)