From the Christian tradition standpoint, the Ichthus is an acronym.
In greek the word for fish is: edit: Sorry, was trying to show the Greek letters here.... (pronounced Ichthus in engslish).
Each letter representing another word.
Iota, Chi, Theta, Upsilon, Sigma
Iota was the first letter for Iesous (Jesus)
Chi was the first letter for Khristos (Christ)
Theta was the first letter for Theou (God)
Upsilon was the first letter for Huios (Son)
Sigma was the first letter for Soter (Savior)
The statement of "X Ate the Jesus fish", (I've seen various things used for X) is typically an Atheist statement against Christianity.
Edited by JustScott (08/12/13 11:21 AM)