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I'm sure many of you have seen the fish bumper sticker on the back of many cars and other places. Often times there is an IXOYE in the middle of the fish too. What on earth does this all mean?

During the reign of Emperor Nero in Rome a persecution had broken out against the Christians living in that city. It caused them to flee to the catacombs to meet in secret and to use code words for things of a Christian nature. That symbol is what you may have seen with an "IXOYE" inside of it on the back of someone's car. This was a secret symbol Christian's used to identify each other then. The letters "I", "X", "O", "Y", and "E" are actually an abbreviation in Greek letters standing for Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.


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