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Q: Symbols for Shark Cults and Gods ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Symbols for Shark Cults and Gods
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: pmfxb-ga
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Posted: 25 Jun 2002 07:07 PDT
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Question ID: 32892
I want symbols associated with Shark Cults and Shark gods. A number of
Polynesian and Asian societies believed that sharks were gods or
spirits. I want the symbols that these beliefs created (eg carvings,
tattoos, statues, totems etc)
Subject: Re: Symbols for Shark Cults and Gods
Answered By: penguin-ga on 25 Jun 2002 12:23 PDT
Hi pmfxb!
I have located some images of sharks symbolically used in worship.

George Belcher Gallery contains images of ceramic bowls and
water-sprirt headdress thay use the shark symbol.
"The Shark Collection"

Another example of shark use in totems is from The National Park
Here they inform website visitors of the Raven/Shark Pole.
"Carved History" Image 8.

Here we have a sketch of a totem pole including a sharks head.
MOUNT RAINIER NATURE NOTES. Vol. XII October, 1934. No. 10.

Here is an image of a shark tattoo that could be used for protection 
by a worshiper.
Lucky Fish Art

Image number 7 at the website mentioned below includes a shark in 
the totem carving.
Civilization. "Argillite Carvings (Haida)"

google search terms used:

shark OR sharks worship OR totem OR religion
tattoo shark sharks worship totem religion
carving shark sharks worship totem religion

Other interesting reading:

"Life Paths: Animal Totems & Earth Medicine"

I hope these examples are sufficient for your query. Please
request a clarification if you would like more images!

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