Top 10 Fishing Stories

Fishing is not just a sport that thrills but also one of those activities that provide a wide-range oflife experiences. Hence, it is no wonder that it appears as the subject, theme and/or the background of so many literary works. Be it fiction, non-fiction, folktales, short stories, novellas, or verse, writers use different formats to tell fishing stories that touch us. Here are tensuch fishing books that you should give a read: 1) The Fisherman and His Wife – Collected by the Brothers Grimm; and The Tale of the Fisherman…

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Top 9 Mythical Sea Beings

Illustration of The Little Mermaid by E. S. Hardy (circa 1890) The vastness of the ocean, the changeable nature of water, the fury of a sea-storm, the abundance of life found in the ocean and the variety of species that thrive in deep waters has made mankind not only marvel at everything that the sea offers, symbolises and is capable of but it has also provided a fertile ground for the creation of myths and legends. Mermen, shapeshifters, water demons, gods, amphibious humans, hybrid creatures, and zoomorphic beings, the sea…

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An Ode To Seafood, Poultry And Mutton

Writers find inspiration everywhere and this includes food so it is no wonder that fish, crustaceans, chicken and goat meat have influenced poetry. In addition to poets singing the praises of seafood and poultry in their verse, they also use them as poetic devices to express their feelings and ideas in a creative way. Our long association with fish and meat cause our beloved rhyme-makers to employ them as a metaphor, allusion, symbol, imagery, simile and other such literary techniques.  Here are some poems that feature chicken, mutton and seafood.…

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Meat and Seafood Zodiac Signs

Seafood, meat, and us: it’s written in the stars. Well, not exactly, but fish and livestock have been a part of lives for so long that we’ve named some of the constellations after them. Not only do we look at a bunch of stars in the night sky and see a similarity between their patterns and the shapes of a few aquatic and farm animals but we also attach certain attributes associated with those animals to people born under those groups of stars, known as constellations.  Whether or not you…

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Seafood Inspired Art and Craft

Eugène Delacroix, Still Life with Lobster and trophies of hunting and fishing (1826–1827), Louvre The abundance and variety of life in the rivers and the oceans has caught the imagination of artists and influenced their work through the ages. From fish pendants to octopus vases, here are some artefacts from across the world that were inspired by seafood. 1. Octopus Vases Pottery was a flourishing art in Mycenae (Ancient Greece). Sometime between 14th and 13th century B.C.E., the Mycenaeans started to decorate their pots with representations of octopus. A trend…

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