The ball can represent the SUN or the MOON, each of which is a ball that moves through the SKY. The spherical aspect of a ball can also represent the celestial body, perfection and eternity. In Greek it often comes to signify fickleness, chance, or voting (as in a black ball for adverse votes), and can also be seen as an attribute of victory and fate. According to Jung, ball-games are related to child sacrifice.

To Romans, a GOLDEN ball contained a charm against evil and was worn by general during war and by sons of knights.

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