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Green Ichthys Goldfish!

So, I found this half-green gold fish in my box of whole-grain goldfish today. Looks to me like something I could sell on ebay as a religious symbol. I'm thinking of it as an ichthys (The fish that say Jesus inside them).

  • What should I call it?
  • What kind of story should I write about it? (What can I claim it is?)
  • Which category on ebay should I put it in?

Thanks!

Doctor What6 years ago
Eat it! You might just gain powers.
daz1086 years ago
i think the thing is just mouldy
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Ichthys doesn't mean the jesus fish, it just means fish in greek
Weissensteinburg (author)  LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
No, but the fish that they write jesus in is called an ichthys.
It doesn't have to have "jesus" inside of it -- there are other options. Heck, it doesn't even have to be fish shaped to be an ichthys!
um, Icthyse means fish, I think it has to be one...
Sorry to mess with your head, but... no. Earlier ichthys were shaped like wheels with 8 spokes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ephesus_IchthysCrop.jpg
Key word there: "Earlier"
The thing is, it was still an Ichthys -- just not a fish-shaped one. It was made out of layering the letters ΙΧΘΥΣ ("Ἰ"ησοῦς "Χ"ριστός," Θ"εοῦ "Υ"ἱός, "Σ"ωτήρ >> "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Saviour.") that often appear in the modern fish. After they used the wheel-shaped ichthys for a while, they probably realized that ΙΧΘΥΣ is also Greek for fish, and decided to use a fish as the symbol, instead of a wheel. You'll understand a lot better if you just read the Wikipedia article.
Damn. Heed the last line -- just read the article.
I give up (I think the name might have changed later and they still call them that)
"Grenade" in French means pomegranate.
We get the word "grenade", the things with pins to pull & explosives, from the word.
(etyonline)

So, are all grenades pomegranates?
actually, its granada in spain ;)
So? I'm talking about the Engish etymology, which was from French.
It's like squares and rectangles: A jesus fish is always an ichthys, but an ichthys is not always a jesus fish.
Keith-Kid6 years ago
An ancient relic, made of a synthetic material similar to products used in the modern industry. Found in a group of seemingly normal ritual objects. It is believed that the ancient (insert culture) used this valuable relic to gain life force. It has the shape of what is believed to be an ancestor or many modern creatures. Carvings on its side suggest emotions. Possibly believed to be a god, as it gave sustenance and Life.

Translation:

A synthetic cheese product made in a factory. Found in a bag o snacks. (ritual= snacking).

(believed to gain life force = eating, filling up). Ancestor of many moderncreatures=fish. (carvings=the snack that smiles back! Goldfish!)

God giving sutenance and Life - no snacks make weissensteinburg go crazy!

You gotta sprinkle it up. Any mundane task can seem like an unbeliavable adventure if you use a few fancy words!
oh come one! at least comment on this! It took me a while to make it! Even if its negative!!!!!!!
just like the copper plated carvings of Lincoln's face that sold for $20! (pennies)
oh wow that is HILARIOUS!!!
actually it was a real scam that some people were doing. They sold them on ebay!
Weissensteinburg (author)  Keith-Kid6 years ago
I haven't decided what to think of it yet. But don't worry, I will.
CameronSS6 years ago
Perhaps it's an environmental message from Above...
Maybe it's mold? ;-)
Brennn106 years ago
Gross!!!! Here is a better idea.... sue Pepperirdge Farm ....Joking!

As sad as it may sound... some people will pay money for that.
Weissensteinburg (author)  Brennn106 years ago
I just need to find out how to get the most money for it =]
NachoMahma6 years ago
. Moldy Communion Wafer? . That "dimple" (just above center in the second pic) looks like the naval of Saint Kiteman to me. . Religious:Artifacts:Miraculous
LOL
It does!
W'burg -- sell it to kiteman!!!