Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Represented with the head of a ram, as a sphinx; furnished with ram's horns, as a sphinx's head; criocephalous (which see).

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Examples

  • An oncoming man with a gun almost opened fire on the ram-headed monster, but had barely taken two steps forward when something spun through the air and knocked his gun out of his hand.

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  • Some of you have asked over the years, “Why Kharndam? ” I’ll confess the name came late—my first inklings of the world were nothing more than half-remembered fragments of a dream—armored men on pegasi, dark horned ogres looming menacingly over a ram-headed dwarf, and magic with wings and claws and everything.

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  • With him came a ram-headed god, a goddess wearing antelope horns flanking the crown of Upper Egypt, and another goddess wearing a tall headdress of reeds.

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  • He was often depicted holding a bag of money, or accompanied by a ram-headed serpent and a stag.

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  • The most evil beings in the Lore were gathered around it, dozens of breedsthe Neoptera, winged insectlike humanoids, the Alchemists, eternally old men with long, straggly green beards, the Cerunnos, ram-headed snakes.

    Kiss of a Demon King

  • Believing there was a proper way to wage holy wars, Piye instructed his soldiers to purify themselves before combat by bathing in the Nile, dressing themselves in fine linen, and sprinkling their bodies with water from the temple at Karnak, a site holy to the ram-headed sun god Amun, whom Piye identified as his own personal deity.

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  • It was the incarnation of Satis, wife of the ram-headed potter-god Khnum, and the new sign sent by Amon.

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  • This is the sun god in a boat beginning to descend through the underworld, and he is shown as a ram-headed man.

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  • He would have been the ideal man at the helm of one of those ram-headed Phoenician galleys that specialised in cutting the opposition in two, but as a helmsman in Torbay harbour he lacked something.

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  • -- Only in Africa do we find a sheep-god proper; Ammon was the god of Thebes; he was represented as ram-headed; his worshippers held the ram to be sacred; it was, however, sacrificed once a year, and its fleece formed the clothing of the idol.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

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