Why we chose Fish as our party logo – HDP
The Osun State Chairman of the Hope Democratic Party, Mr. Wole Adedoyin has explained the symbolical reasons and meaning behind the adoption of Fish as logo of his political party in this short article.
The Fish was sacred to the Greco-Roman mythology, where it held symbolic meaning of change and transformation. In Christianity, the fish is a symbol of abundance and faith as observed in the biblical story of fishes and loaves. There are also several biblical references as Christ and his disciples being “fishers of men”; here, man is represented as fish and the ocean is a symbol of the abyss of sin in which man finds himself.
Pagan traditions recognized the fish as a feminine symbol of fertility and an attribute of the Goddess. Water is a naturl emblem of the flow of the Divine Mother Principal, and as such, all creatures of the water (including fish) are aspects of the fertility and power of the female deity.
Fish in ancient Celtic tradition, specifically Salman dealt with knowledge, wisdom and inspiration and prophecy. In Indian Mythology fish is a symbol of transformation and creation.
Fish in Africa context means fertility and creativity by embodying a new phase of initial life. In China, fish is symbolic of Unity and Fidelity as it is noted that fish often swim together in pairs. They also represent fertility and abundance due to their ability to reproduce in speed and volume.
Also, the fish makes an appearance as one of the eight sacred symbols of the Buddha. As far as the fish goes, it holds a symbolic meaning of partnership, joy and liberation. Liberation from what? From the confines of societal expectation.
In ancient European culture, the fish had symbolic meanings of adaptability, determination and the flow of life.
In Hope Democratic Party (HDP), Fish is special and personal to us. This only provides you with a brief summary of our logo. Ultimately, it you to now determines whether to join us or not.
Remember, if you are not in HDP, you are like a fish out of water.