Most of the Christ monograms used in Christian symbolism belong to
this structural group. The monograms usually are composed by the
initials of Christ in their Greek form (XP corresponding to KR in the
Latin alphabet). Here, the X has been turned 45 degrees to form a
Another kind of Christ monograms, common in the seventeenth century, and used by the Jesuits in the Societies of Jesus and as a political/military symbol during the Thirty Years war, is . The stylized letters I, H and S can be interpreted as Iesus Hominem Salvator (Jesus, the saviour of man), or as Iesus Habemus Socium (we have Jesus as our companion).