Monday, September 8, 2008

Ammonites, the Fossils not the Tribe

Ammonites are an extinct group of mollusks. They range in size, location and color. They take their name from their spiral shape which resembles a ram's horn, a distinct feature of the Egyptian god Ammon. These days they show up in jewelry, sidewalks and even sinks. They have been mentioned in connection with Kudos and Kang and have even provided musical inspiration.