The symbolic nature of fish is as inseparable from that of WATER as the two are connected in life. In psychology, water symbolizes the depths of the unconscious, and fish are the "live material from the depths of the personality, relating to fertility and the life-giving powers of the maternal realms within us" (Biederman, 131). Fish can also be symbolic of the faithful submerged in the waters of life. Yet fish are also cold-blooded, not driven by passion, and often represent such emotionless entities. In latin Christian symbology, the fish is related to Christ. Jesus told Peter (the first apostle), a fisherman by trade, that he would become a "fisher of men" if he were to follow Christ. For its connection with Christ it has also come to embody resurrection and immortality, as well as the savior. Often with ICTHS - Jesus Christ, son of god, savior.
Its character can be considered two-fold: by shape it becomes a bird of the
nether regions, sacrifice between heaven and earth; and by its plethora of eggs
it represents fecundity. Can be sexual (male) in a phallic sense with a frog
(female). Can also be seen as wisdom, faith, freedom, wholeness and purity.
Two fishes can be marriage, while three is baptism.
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