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Green Ichthys Goldfish! Answered

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!

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Doctor What
Doctor What

12 years ago

Eat it! You might just gain powers.

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daz108
daz108

12 years ago

i think the thing is just mouldy

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

Ichthys doesn't mean the jesus fish, it just means fish in greek

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

No, but the fish that they write jesus in is called an ichthys.

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threecheersfornick
threecheersfornick

Reply 12 years ago

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!

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

um, Icthyse means fish, I think it has to be one...

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

Key word there: "Earlier"

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threecheersfornick
threecheersfornick

Reply 12 years ago

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.

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threecheersfornick
threecheersfornick

Reply 12 years ago

Damn. Heed the last line -- just read the article.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

I give up (I think the name might have changed later and they still call them that)

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

"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?

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

actually, its granada in spain ;)

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

So? I'm talking about the Engish etymology, which was from French.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

It's like squares and rectangles: A jesus fish is always an ichthys, but an ichthys is not always a jesus fish.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

12 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!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

oh come one! at least comment on this! It took me a while to make it! Even if its negative!!!!!!!

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

just like the copper plated carvings of Lincoln's face that sold for $20! (pennies)

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

oh wow that is HILARIOUS!!!

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 12 years ago

actually it was a real scam that some people were doing. They sold them on ebay!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

I haven't decided what to think of it yet. But don't worry, I will.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

12 years ago

Perhaps it's an environmental message from Above...

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 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.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

I just need to find out how to get the most money for it =]

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

LOL

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

It does!
W'burg -- sell it to kiteman!!!