This symbol consist of two fishes, which usually appear standing vertically
and parallel, or slightly crossed, with heads down and turned towards each
other. Originally, in India, the fishes represented the sacred rivers Ganges
and Yamuna. As early as the second or third century C.E., they were put on
clay vessels. As symbols of good fortune they found their way into the
traditions of Jainism and Buddhism. In Tibet, they are found in pictorial
representations in connection with the Eight Symbols.