Our unique handmade Jesus fish is formed by the name of Jesus! It is also known as the Ichthus fish or Ichthys fish.) The fish has been an important Christian symbol, not only because of the fact that Jesus included several fishermen in his inner circle but also because the initial letters of each word in the Greek phrase "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior" form the word ΙΧΘΥΣ, ICHTHUS, which means fish.
The fish symbol preceded the cross by a century!
The symbol was often used among Christians as a password during times of persecution by the Roman government. If two strangers met and were unsure whether each other was a Christian, one would draw an arc in the earth like: ). If the other were a Christian, they would complete the symbol with a reverse arc: (), forming the outline of a fish.