(A). A pike's head has all the parts of the crucifixion of
Christ. There are the cross, three nails, and a sword distinctly
recognisable. The German tradition is that when Christ was crucified
all fishes dived under the waters in terror, except the pike, which,
out of curiosity, lifted up its head and beheld the whole scene. (See Passion Flower.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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