The Sacred Ram, or Aries, is considered a manifestation of the Sun-god and its creative power; a symbol of the resurrected Sun. Aries heralded the end of the season of death, and was thus also a symbol of fertility, new life and creative energy. The Ram was chosen as a natural symbol of resurrection because of its ability, when shaved, to replenish its stock of wool. The frontal view of the Ram's horns recalls the shape of a spiral, the symbol of eternity. The Ram has been a long held symbol of determination, action, initiative, and leadership.