• Category: Ring Clipart
  • Amount: 25+
  • Date: December 16, 2017

A traditional symbol of infinity or eternity, the transposition of the CIRCLE into the real world of tangible, functional objects. In Greek and especially Roman antiquity, the privilege of wearing iron rings was reserved for prominent citizens. Priests of Jupiter were allowed to wear GOLD rings (the origin of the bishop's ring), and this privilege was subsequently extended to senators and KNIGHTS. There were also magical associations with rings, e.g., Solomon's signet ring (see HEXAGRAM). In an oracle mentioned by Aristotle (384-322 B.C. ), the sound made when two rings suspended by threads came together announced that it was time for action. Rings suspended over a Ouija board were said to have spelled out the names of the conspirators plotting against the emperor Flavius Valens (A.D. 328-378). In early Christian times Macrobius (ca. A. D. 400) wrote of rings adorned by such symbols as the FISH, the DOVE, and the ANCHOR (see also CROSS). The Pope's ring, called the fisherman's ring or annulus piscatoris, portrays the apostle Peter casting his NET [Luke 5: 1-11] the ring is broken at the death of each of Peter's successors. In the Middle Ages rings came to symbolize betrothal (compare KNOTS) and MARRIAGE. Jeweled rings were also worn as amulets to ward off specific diseases (e.g., carnelian against hemorrhaging, or spasm rings against palsy). Since the time of Agrippa of Nettesheim (1486-1535) books of magic have contained instructions for making rings with every sort of secret power. Broken rings symbolize broken vows the loss of a ring was popularly thought to bring misfortune. The signet ring (see SEAL) with its HERALDIC symbols (usually passed down from generation to generation) was used to certify deeds and other documents. The rings of the dying were removed so that it would be possible for them to depart this world by classical times, the wearing of rings was forbidden in the observance of many cults, since they were thought to impede contact with the world of the gods. In the Germanic tradition, the early Middle Ages attached great significance to rings (e.g., Oer Ring des Nibelungen): they were associated with great blessings or curses. Fairy tales and popular legends contain many accounts of magical rings with the power to make wishes come true. G. A. Bockler writes as follows of the occurrence of rings in heraldry: Coats of arms often contain rings symbolizing honor, fidelity, and perseverance. When a vassal receives a ring from a prince, it is a sign of extraordinary high favor. Aristotle recounts that the citizens of Carthage gave their military commanders a ring for every victory over the foe thus rings were even then symbols of nobility-as they remain to this day (1688). Modem heraldry see rings in coats of arms as references to the rank of bishop nevertheless, gold and si lver rings with PRECIOUS STONES also appear in the arms of cities and families . An anticipation of Lessing's ring parable in Nathan the Wise (but without the Enlightenment notion of humanity as transcending all limits) is contained in the medieval Gesta Romanorum (ca. 1300): a king has three sons, one of whom he especially loves. To this favorite son he wishes to leave a ring with a valuable jewel, and to each of the others a copy of it, identical in appearance. After the father's death, each son believed that his ring was the valuable one with the real jewel. Hearing of this, a man proposed to settle the dispute as follows: 'We shall see which ring has the power to drive off disease this, then, must be the most valuable.' Two of the rings have. no effect, but the favorite son's has the power to heal. The collection offers the following interpretation of the story: The three brothers are the three races of the earth. The first [corresponding to the favorite son] are God's children through Christ, the spirit made flesh the others are the Jews and the Saracens [Muslims]. Now, it is clear that God loves the Christian people best, and for this reason He left them the ring that makes the blind see and heals disease, drives out demons and works every other miracle. This ring is the true faith . . . . E. bin Gorion's collection of Jewish legends, The Judas Spring, on the other hand, contains the parable of two precious stones (religions), identical in appearance only the Father in Heaven, it is written, can tell which is better. Bin Gorion presents this legend as Lessing's prototype.

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