The fish symbol has been used for millennia worldwide as a religious symbol associated with the
Pagan Great Mother Goddess. It is the outline of her vulva. The fish symbol was often drawn by
overlapping two very thin crescent moons. One represented the crescent shortly before the new
moon; the other shortly after, when the moon is just visible. It is probably where the idea of the
fish being associated with pregnancy comes from.
The fish is also a religious symbol meaning Christianity.
In China a fish served whole is a symbol of prosperity.
The fish, particularly the salmon is associated with knowledge and intelligence. By eating the
salmon it is believed you gain wisdom and knowledge. Dreaming of your mother could mean your
consicience is bothering you about something. You will have to try to figure out what the fish
means in your own dream. Why did it have it's mouth open? Why was she throwing it at you?
Was she trying to "throw wisdom at you". Why was it just the top part of the fish that she gave
you? What feelings did you have associated with it?
Another perspective is the association of a big fish as being a prize or trophy, others have seen fish to mean life force, or potential. You have whole, complete prizes or potentials within you. When you begin
to think about yourself, you go deeper into your subconscious (walking down stairs). When you are
half way there, you meet your mother- she is the controlling, perhaps frustrated and angry part of
yourself. She throws the cut off fish head at you. You are (she is) throwing the unused, wasted part
of your potential, your life, at yourself. Perhaps you are frustrated with yourself. The open-mouthed
fish head is the demanding, angry, frustrated and wasted potential you have not used--it frightens
The second part of the dream is connected. It is showing you what the results of your potential can
be. Cooked Salmon represents an excellent, delicious meal to many people. The fact that it was
plentiful (as were the uncooked fish) is significant. You are showing the results of processing or
cooking or using your life force or your potential. It will bring you lots and lots of excellent, delicious
prizes! Good Luck!