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Eating Fish on Fridays ? "HOLY" Mackerel !

Eating Fish on Fridays ? "HOLY" Mackerel !


Certain religious groups were taught that Friday was a special day to eat Fish. Research shows that eating Fish on Friday, is a very ancient practice that does not originate with Christ or Christianity. Freya was an ancient goddess whose sacred symbol was the Fish. Her Holy Day is on the day that was named after her - Friday. Freya's Day (Friday) is set aside to honor her by eating Fish on her special day.

"the fish was associated with the goddess "Freya" as a sign of sexual fertility. The word "Friday" comes from the name of "Freya", who was regarded as the goddess of......FERTILITY by the ancient pagans. And as the symbol of her fertility, the FISH was regarded as being sacred to her! The Fish was a well known symbol of fertility among the ancient Babylonians, as well as the Assyrians, Phoenicians, the Chinese, and others." -Chapter Nineteen Fish, Friday, and the Spring Festival Babylon, Mystery Religion Ralph Woodrow, 1965 "Friday (Freya's Day) being that day from olden times was regarded as her sacred day, and since FISH was her sacred symbol; it seems more than a mere coincidence that to this day, Catholics are taught that Friday is a special day, a day to eat fish!" --Chapter Nineteen Fish, Friday, and the Spring Festival Babylon, Mystery Religion Ralph Woodrow, 1965 "Freya's Day", is the origin of the word "Friday". This is the ancient, and long forgotten, reason that fish was a traditional meal on Fridays for many pagans.

The fish symbol has been used for millennia worldwide as a religious symbol associated with the Pagan Great Mother Goddess.

"The fish symbol "was so revered throughout the Roman empire that Christian authorities insisted on taking it over, with extensive revision of myths to deny its earlier female-genital meanings..." -The History of the Christian Fish Symbol Avey Incubator "The symbol itself, the eating of fish on Friday and the association of the symbol with deity were all taken over by the early Church from Pagan sources. Only the sexual component was deleted." -The History of the Christian Fish Symbol Avey Incubator

"The reason the fish was used as a symbol of fertility is seen by the simple fact that it has a very high reproduction rate. For example, a single cod fish annually spawns upwards of 9,000,000 eggs; the flounder, 1,000,000; the sturgeon, 7,000,000; the perch, 400,000; the mackerel, 500,000; the herring, 10,000; etc. And so, from ancient times, the fish has been a symbol of sexual fertility, and thus was associated with the goddess of fertility Freya - Friday! Now we are beginning to see the real significance of Friday and fish." --Chapter Nineteen Fish, Friday, and the Spring Festival Babylon, Mystery Religion Ralph Woodrow, 1965

"Every day of the week bears a Pagan name. Friday bears that of Freya." -The Christ John E. Remsberg

Chapter 11 Pagan Divinities Oxford English Dictionary (C. E.) defines "Ichthyic" as "of, pertaining to, or characteristic of fishes. "Recognizing that prohibiting Freya's honor altogether was impossible, the church co-pted and diabolized her symbols. Thus, for example, they taught that Friday, Freya's sacred day, was really a catholic holy day on which fish, one of her sacred animals, was to be eaten." -Carolyn McVicar Edwards, The Storyteller's Goddess, "Freya, Mother of All_ Scandinavia" "The fish Goddess, Freya, was worshipped by her followers on her sacred day, Friday. They ate fish and engaging in orgies. In later centuries, the Christian church adsorbed this tradition by requiring the faithful to eat fish on Friday. In ancient Rome Friday is called "dies veneris", and the Great Goddess who was named Freya was also called Venus by the Romans - and fish were also eaten in her honour every Friday." - "What do the symbols hide?" Ieva Cepulkauskaite, sociologist "Eating fish on Friday and the fish symbol representing the deity were all taken over by the Church from pagan sources." -Ichabod, The Glory Is Departed! Study No. 230 by Richard C. Nickels "As to the ritual of his worship... we only know from ancient writers that, for religious reasons, most of the Syrian peoples had special days for eating fish, a practice that one is naturally inclined to connect with the worship of a fish-god."

- The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913, Encyclopedia Press, Inc