This symbol is something that we're all familiar with, and it turns up in the oddest forms and places. Crucifixion was one of the cruelest, most horrible and dreaded forms of execution, and it was reserved for the worst so called criminals at the time. I won't go into the horrible details, but one thing that isn't consistent with the images that we all see, and is historical fact, was that the nails were not put through the palms of the hand as it was felt that nailed hands wouldn't support the body. Instead, they were nailed through their wrists ! Now I'm not a religious man, but according to most historians, this actually happened. Yuk. All of it is yuk !