Horns are an animal's weapon, so it follows that as a symbol they function as representing strength and aggressiveness. They are also the power and dignity of the divinity, and horned gods usually represent warriors and lords of ANIMALS. Horns represent salvation and immortality as well, as the horn is extremely durable. Notions of protection and asylum are carried with the horn, and it also means the beginning to Egyptians and Jung. Madness and rage are often associated with the horn, especially from that of a charging animal. Can be phallic in the sense of masculine penetration. Has unfavorable interpretations when in connection with the ox, which carries senses of castration and sacrifice; also negative in its connection to Satan, who is said to have horns. Can be fabulous, though, when thought of with the mystical unicorn.
Can also be looked
at as a trumpet, the natures of the words are very similar, as the first horn
in the musical sense was the Shofar of the Jews, which is blown during religous
ceremonies, and was taken from the ram and other animals. Represents a call
to arms, or a call for help. Salvation and victory are related, as well as sadness.
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