Christelijke dating fish
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The fish was used as a symbol in a number of other near-eastern religions as well, often as a sacred (or taboo) food.In 1973 the symbol and message was taken to the Aquarius Rock Festival in Nimbin, Australia.Today, it can be seen as a decal or emblem on the rear of automobiles or as pendants or necklaces as a sign that the owner is a Christian.Some sources indicate that the earliest literary references came from the recommendation of Clement of Alexandria to his readers (Paedagogus, III, xi) to engrave their seals with the dove or fish.However, it can be inferred from Roman monumental sources such as the Cappella Greca and the Sacrament Chapels of the catacomb of St.
The fish was sacred to the goddess Atargatis, for example, who was said to cause tumors in those who ate them.