Krios Khrysomallos (or Crius Chrysomallus) was a fabulous, flying, golden-fleeced ram. He was despatched by the Nymphe Nephele (the Cloud) to rescue her two children, Phrixos and Helle, as they were about to be offered up as a sacrifice to the gods. The ram carried Phrixos all the way to Kolkhis, at the far end the Black Sea, where he instructed the boy to sacrifice him to the gods and place his fleece in the holy grove of Ares. Khrysomallos was placed amongst the stars as the Constellation Aries, and his fabulous fleece later became the booty in the quest of the Argonauts (from Theoi.com).
Zodiac: Aries Known as: The Ram Native American Animal: Falcon Associated with: Energy, Vigor and Initiative Zodiac Quality: Cardinal Element: Fire Planet: Mars Gender: Masculine Nature: Positive (Extrovert) / Yang Season: Spring Tarot: Tower & Emperor Flowers: Geranium, Honeysuckle & Sweet Pea Gemstones: Diamonds, Amethyst & Emerald Metal: Iron Animals: Sheep & Rams Number: 3 or 1 & 9