This symbol is made up of two fish that normally appear upright with their heads turned inward, one fish toward the other. The pair of fish originated as an ancient pre-Buddhist symbol of India's two sacred rivers the Ganges and Yamuna. Symbolically, these two rivers represent the lunar and solar channels, which originate from the nostrils and carry the alternating rhythms of breath or prana. In Buddhism, gold fish are a symbol of happiness since they have complete freedom in the water. They represent fertility and abundance as they multiply very quickly. They often swim in pairs and in China they represent conjugal unity and fidelity, where a pair of fish is often given as a wedding gift. Both Jesus Christ and Buddha are known as "fishers of men" as they rescue mortals from the ocean of suffering.