fish-worship
ichthyolatry, the worship of fishes or fish-shaped idols

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish-worship — noun the worship of fish • Syn: ↑ichthyolatry • Hypernyms: ↑zoolatry, ↑animal worship …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish worship — ichthyolatry (the worship of fishes or fish shaped idols) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fish, Symbolism of the — • The symbol itself may have been suggested by the miraculous multification of the loaves and fishes or the repast of the seven Disciples, after the Resurrection, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, but its popularity among Christians was due… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • animal-worship — noun the worship of animals • Syn: ↑zoolatry • Hypernyms: ↑worship • Hyponyms: ↑ichthyolatry, ↑fish worship, ↑ophiolatry, ↑serpent worship * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Animal worship — (or zoolatry) refers to religious rituals involving animals, especially in pre modern societies, such as the glorification of animal deities, or animal sacrifice. The origins of animal worship have been the subject of many theories. The classical …   Wikipedia

  • nature worship — nature worshiper. 1. a system of religion based on the deification and worship of natural forces and phenomena. 2. love of nature. [1865 70] * * * ▪ religion Introduction       system of religion based on the veneration of natural phenomena for… …   Universalium

  • Symbolism of the Fish —     Symbolism of the Fish     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Symbolism of the Fish     Among the symbols employed by the primitive Christians, that of the fish ranks probably first in importance. While the use of the fish in pagan art as a purely… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Rumble Fish (novel) — Infobox Book | name = Rumble Fish image caption = author = S. E. Hinton country = United States language = English genre = Young adult novel publisher = Delacorte Press pub date = 1975 media type = Print (Hardback Paperback) pages = 135 pp isbn …   Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Fish Austin — (September 10 1850 January 10 1933) was a nineteenth century Canadian educator, Methodist Minister, and Spiritualist. He served as the principal of Alma College girl school from 1881 to 1897 United Church/Victoria Archives, Benjamin Fish Austin… …   Wikipedia

  • Ichthys (Fish), Symbolism of the — • The symbol itself may have been suggested by the miraculous multification of the loaves and fishes or the repast of the seven Disciples, after the Resurrection, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, but its popularity among Christians was due… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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