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Description Ichthys symbol.
Español: Dibujada por Fibonacci, modificando un poco el código fuente de dominio público de Lupin.
English: Drawn by Fibonacci, modifying Lupin's PD source code a bit.
Author Fibonacci
Other versions This Fish symbol was used in the early Church, when the Christians were being persecuted by the Romans. Christians then needed to be careful when dealing with strangers for fear of identification as a Christian and persecution. When you encountered someone you would draw an arc on the ground. If the other person drew a reverse arc over yours it would form the Fish symbol. Both people would then know that they could safely talk about being a Christian.
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The symbol of the early Christians

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current20:23, 23 December 2020Thumbnail for version as of 20:23, 23 December 2020902 × 445 (395 bytes)FDRMRZUSAIncreased nominal dimensions. Added margin (1 pixel) around image. Optimized svg code with code cleanup and reduction. No other changes.
10:41, 23 December 2006Thumbnail for version as of 10:41, 23 December 2006200 × 100 (516 bytes)FibonacciSimplified code.
05:32, 2 September 2006Thumbnail for version as of 05:32, 2 September 2006200 × 100 (564 bytes)Erin SilversmithTweaked the code, halving it in size (564b, 381b when gzipped) and making it display properly in Firefox.
04:52, 25 January 2006Thumbnail for version as of 04:52, 25 January 2006200 × 101 (1 KB)FibonacciCreated by ~~~, modifying en:User:Lupin's PD source a bit. {{PD-self}}

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