Ichthus Cross Charm, Flower of Life – Sterling Silver
In early Christian and ecclesiastical art, an emblematic fish, is formed by combining the initials of the Greek words Jesus, Christ, Son of God, Savior. Early Christians adopted the fish symbol as a secret code to avoid religious persecution. The fish symbol is a representative symbol of fertility in many cultures. Horizontally, this almond shaped oval is a birth passage, as seen on the sheila-na-gig figures found on Irish churches and the squatting figures of the Hindu goddess Kali. This symbol is found on many seals, rings, urns and tombstones belonging to the early times of Christianity and was commonly used as a “charm” of mystical efficacy.