Ichtys (fish)

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Symbool Ichtus VisThe Ichthys or fish symbol is used by Christians (for example on cars) to show the drivers believe in Christ.

The symbols origin goes back to the Roman era when the emperor claimed the title “Lord”. Christians refused to recognise the emperor as Lord , which lead to persecution of christians.

To still get together, the Ichthys sign was used to recognise each other. The Ichthys was probably chosen because Jesus called his followers “fishermen of people”.

The word Ichthys stands for:  I(esous) Ch(ristos) Th(eou) U(ios) S(oter)
The Y stands for Upsilon

Translated from Greek: Jesus Christus Gods Son Savior

Filed in: G to I

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