sacred fish


: any of several fishes of the genus Mormyrus (as M. oxyrhynchus) that inhabit the river Nile and that were held in veneration by the ancient Egyptians because they were thought to have devoured a part of the body of the god Osiris

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“Sacred fish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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