Creating these alphabet letters presented certain challenges that became opportunities to learn. One learning opportunity came with visually alliterating the letter X. As you can imagine, there are few objects or animals that begin with the letter X. One however is Xiphias gladius, also known as Swordfish. Being curious about the origin of words, I discovered xiphi— indicates a sword hence the Latin or scientific name for Swordfish is Xiphias gladius.