Wednesday, April 21, 2010
interesting origin of the 'jesus fish'
Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus".
Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστὸς), Greek for "The anointed".
Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), Greek for "God's", the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for "God".
Upsilon (y) is the first letter of yios (Υἱὸς), Greek for "Son".
Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior".
D: the ichthys is a fish in old Greek.
Each letter in turn stands for some quality.
So we have an end-result pictogram of a fish, after deriving an acronym that resembles a word from an alphabet.
And the 8 spoked wheel looks a lot like a stylized Hioxian figure.
Plus a coupla spoof pics.
Of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and Lovecraft's Cthulu.
Posted by Dino Snider at 9:28 AM