Sacred fish

(Zool.) any one of numerous species of fresh-water African fishes of the family Mormyridæ. Several large species inhabit the Nile and were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians; especially Mormyrus oxyrhynchus.

See also: Sacred

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The sacred fish course consisted (to the eyes of the vulgar) in a sort of monstrous pudding, about the size and shape of a wedding cake, in which some considerable number of interesting fishes had finally lost the shapes which God had given to them.
It's believed the well is home to sacred fish who can predict whether couples relationships will succeed - if the fish are seen to be active when visiting the well, it was seen as a sign of a faithful husband.
It's believed the well is home to sacred fish who can predict whether couples' relationships will succeed; if the fish are seen to be active when visiting the well, it was seen as a sign of a faithful husband.
Al-Baddawi contains many important facilities such as Tripoli refinery, Iraq Petroleum Company (Al-Massab), Deir Amar al-Baddawi power production plant, dozens of oil and gas filling stations, a complete industrial city, dozens of schools and high schools and public and private educational institutions, in addition to the Sacred Fish pond, Al-Baraka Mosque and the ancient castle.
Visitors to the well believed the sacred fish or eels there could foretell whether or not their relationship would be happy and whether love and happiness would be theirs.
Before arriving in the city center, visitors should visit the legendary Pool of Sacred Fish (Balikligol), where Abraham who defended the idea of a single God was thrown into the fire by cruel ruler Nimrod.
LOOK, just because they bung ''Scottish'' In front of farmed salmon doesn't mean we have to treat it like a sacred fish.
But it was a blond kid from Bakersfield who would play a large role in reminding the Mnjikaning people - and the rest of the world - about the sacred fish fence, the medicine wheel and the First Nation's enduring spirits.
Derceto's temple hosted a sacred pool stocked with sacred fish.
Also on the island is Dwynwen's well, where it's said a sacred fish swims.
According to Lucian, it hosted a sacred pond full of sacred fish protected by Atargatis.
It is said to contain a sacred fish, whose movements predict the fortunes of various couples.