The Ichthus: Icthus is Greek for fish. Fish is code for Christian. "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men," said Jesus to his disciplines. And, later, he performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. For early Christians, the cross took some getting used to (think about it!), so the followers of Jesus used an easily drawn fish to identify themselves to each other and hide their identity from Roman authorities. <>< Slaughter Neck United Methodist Church Cemetery.