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Old 30-12-2014, 06:09 PM   #713
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Dagon was originally an East Semitic Mesopotamian fertility god who evolved into a major Northwest Semitic god, reportedly of grain (as symbol of fertility) and fish and/or fishing (as symbol of multiplying).. He was worshipped by the early Amorites and by the inhabitants of the cities of Ebla (modern Tell Mardikh, Syria) and Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra, Syria) (which was an ancient city near the Mediterranean containing a large variety of ancient writings and pre-Judeo-Christian shrines).. He was also a major member, or perhaps head, of the pantheon of the Biblical Philistines..In Arabic folklore and common mythology, a marid, is a large and powerful jinn.. Marids are mentioned in pre-Islamic Arabian mythology and inside the One Thousand and One Nights alongside the jinn in the story of The Fisherman and the Jinni..The fish form may be considered as a phallic symbol as seen in the story of the Egyptian grain god Osiris, whose penis was eaten by fish in the Nile after he was attacked by the Typhonic beast Set.. Likewise, in the tale depicting the origin of the constellation Capricornus, the Greek god of nature Pan became a fish from the waist down when he jumped into the same river after being attacked by Typhon...

The Cod Wars, also called the Icelandic Cod Wars (Icelandic: Þorskastríðin, "the cod war"; or, in Iceland, Landhelgisstríðin, "the war for the territorial waters"), were a series of confrontations in the 50s and 70s between the UK and Iceland regarding fishing rights in the North Atlantic.. The conflict ended in 1976, when the United Kingdom accepted a 200 nautical-mile Icelandic exclusive fishery zone..On 23 January 73, the volcano Eldfell on Heimaey erupted and the Coast Guard needed to divert its attention to rescuing the inhabitants of the small island...The haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) is a marine fish distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. Haddock is a popular food fish and is widely fished commercially..The idiom "red herring" is used to refer to something that misleads or distracts from the relevant or important issue..Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae... me compliment you on your English by the way, it's very much better than my Russian...This is your NBC protection suit, and bibby.. Just think of it as a large condom with legs.. cosmological terms, the animals were believed to inhabit a distinct "world", separated from humans not by space but by state of mind..This world was called Tiryagyoni in Sanskrit, Tiracchānayoni in Pāli..Rebirth as an animal was considered to be one of the unhappy rebirths,usually involving more than human suffering...

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