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Historical Events  Religion

There's something fishy about this

MMDE: Capricorn is a goat

Current: Capricorn is a goat-fish

Many people are certain the animal representing the Zodiac symbol for Capricorn is a goat, and are surprised to find it's actually a weird goat-fish creature. In fact some are so sure it was just a goat once that they are claiming this is a Mandela Effect.

In Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis, which was written in the Neronian age, there is a scene in which a dish is brought out marked with the Zodiac, and above each sign is a (vaguely) matching food - so over Ares, there are ram's head peas, over Taurus, steak, etc. Over Capricorn is a lobster, so clearly there is a long running association between Capricorn and the sea.

Hard to climb a mountain when you're half fish

It's been pointed out the Capricorn-goat connection comes from the type of person the sign is supposed to reporesent. That is, down to earth, hard working, realistic - certainly nothing mystical like a half fish, or as is often seen climbing a mountain.