Overcoming the celestial equator, the Sun symbolically resumes its course and rises from darkness and death, from winter, from the kingdom of Hades to return to shine high in the sky and begin a new seasonal cycle. Dante, about the spring season and the Sign of Aries, recalled that when God decided to create the world, he did so in spring: “Temp’era dal principio del mattino, e ‘l sol montava ‘n su con quelle stelle che eran con lui quando l’amor divino mosse di prima quelle cose belle;”
The strength of Aries tried to be impressed even on newborns when they were placed in baskets of wool (fleece) so that they were lulled and fell asleep. Also in March the resurrection of Attis, who returned to his Mother Cybele, was celebrated in the same way as the Easter resurrection of Jesus.
It seems that the constellation of Aries was created by the Egyptians who placed it between the Taurus and that of Pegasus, because the body of the Taurus seems monk apart from the head; it is as if it had been inserted by force probably to indicate some specific and strong event at a natural level that happened in those years.
“There are those who claim instead that it is of Mesopotamian origin with the Sumerian name of LÚ.HUN.GÁ, later translated into Semitic agru, “waged worker”, It is explained that the replacement of “waged” with “ram” is due to the error of a scribe who instead of LÚ, “man”, wrote his homophone LU, which means “ram”.
Another story related to the birth of the constellation of Aries is the one that Dionysus sees, while he was in Egypt with his soldiers. The troops exhausted by the heat saw a ram in the desert and ran behind it, beyond the dunes found a source of water that allowed him to survive. Dionysus, then, raised a temple dedicating it to Jupiter – Ammon and ram, and “represented it among the constellations so that the Sun, staying there, invigorated plants and animals in spring. He also wanted to make it the first sign of the zodiac because he had been the best guide of his army in a difficult situation.