The earliest followers of Jesus were persecuted and forced to worship in hidden locations. Often these believers would scratch the secret symbol of a fish in the ground to help them identify other Christians. Not only was fish a common food of the day and referenced by Jesus during His ministry, but the letters which make up the Greek word for "fish" (IXOYE) also spell out a secret message about our Lord. I-Jesus, X-Christ, o-God's, Y-Son, E-Savior. The fish symbol transcends differences in cultures and denominations. Throughout generations the fish symbol continues to identify the true followers of Christ. Adhesive backed small silver fish auto emblem. Weather proof finish, approx. 2.75" x 1".