Dictionary of Ichthyology  

Ebisu = one of the seven Japanese Gods of Happiness, the protector of fishermen, symbolised by an angling rod and a large fish held in his hand.

After Holder and Jordan's "Fish Stories: Alleged and Experienced, with a Little History Natural and Unnatural", 1909..From Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University of Washington Libraries.

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