The symbol of the Swastika and its 12,000-year-old history

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The swastika is a symbol used by of one of the most hated men on Earth, a symbol that represents the slaughter of millions of people and one of the most destructive wars on Earth.  But Adolf Hitler was not the first to use this symbol. In fact, it was used as a powerful symbol thousands of years before him, across many cultures and continents.

For the Hindus and Buddhists in India and other Asian countries, the swastika was an important symbol for many thousands of years and, to this day, the symbol can still be seen in abundance - on temples, buses, taxis, and on the cover of books. It was also used in Ancient Greece and can be found in the remains of the ancient city of Troy, which existed 4,000 years ago. The ancient Druids and the Celts also used the symbol, reflected in many artefacts that have been discovered. It was used by Nordic tribes and even early Christians used the Swastika as one of their symbols, including the Teutonic Knights, a German medieval military order, which became a purely religious Catholic Order. But why is this symbol so important and why did Adolf Hitler decide to use it?

The word ‘swastika’ is a Sanskrit word (‘svasktika’) meaning ‘It is’, ‘Well Being’, ‘Good Existence, and ‘Good Luck’. However, it is also known by different names in different countries - like ‘Wan’ in China, ‘Manji’ in Japan, ‘Fylfot’ in England, ‘Hakenkreuz’ in Germany and ‘Tetraskelion’ or ‘Tetragammadion’ in Greece.

Swastika - Positive and Negative ShapesA Sanskrit scholar P. R. Sarkar in 1979 said that the deeper meaning of the word is ‘Permanent Victory’. He also said that as any symbol it can have positive and negative meaning depending on how it is drawn. So in Hinduism, the right-hand swastika is a symbol of the God Vishnu and the Sun, while the left-hand swastika is a symbol of Kali and Magic. The double meaning of symbols is common in ancient traditions, like for example the symbol of the pentagram (five pointed star), which is viewed as negative when pointing downwards, and positive when pointing upwards.

Mezine SwastikaThe earliest swastika ever found was uncovered in Mezine, Ukraine, carved on an ivory figurine, which dates an incredible 12,000 years, and one of the earliest cultures that are known to have used the Swastika was a Neolithic culture in Southern Europe, in the area that is now Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as the Vinca Culture, which dates back around 8,000 years.

In Buddhism, the swastika is a symbol of good fortune, prosperity, abundance and eternity. It is directly related to Buddha and can be found carved on statues on the soles of his feet and on his heart.  It is said that it contains Buddha’s mind.

Lalibela SwastikaOn the walls of the Christian catacombs in Rome, the symbol of the Swastika appears next to the words “ZOTIKO ZOTIKO” which means “Life of Life”. It can also be found on the window openings of the mysterious Lalibela Rock churches of Ethiopia, and in various other churches around the world.


Navaho - SwastikaIn Nordic Myths , Odin is represented passing through space as a whirling disk or swastika looking down through all worlds. In North America, the swastika was used by the Navajos. In Ancient Greece, Pythagoras used the Swastika under the name ‘Tetraktys’ and it was a symbol linking heaven and earth, with the right arm pointing to heaven and its left arm pointing to Earth.

It has been used by the Phoenicians as a symbol of the Sun and it was a sacred symbol used by the priestesses.

Swastica - Phoenicians

The swastika, the Phoenician sun symbol, on the Phoenician Craig-Narget stone in Scotland, and on the robe of a Phoenician high priestess. ( Source)

How and why did so many diverse countries and cultures, across many eras, use the same symbol and apparently with the same meaning?   

It is ironic, and unfortunate, that a symbol of life and eternity that was considered sacred for thousands of years has become a symbol of hatred.

Featured Image: Ancient Roman Mosaics in Villa Romana La Olmeda (Wikipedia)

By John Black

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As from what i have read, swastika is very old (10 000BC?) symbol, and it can be found worldwide. Here is a picture from a swastika in Plaosnik, Macedonia from a period between 4th and 6th century BC

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If that is really the plan of Jewish Rabbis, they seem to be rather sluggish in their efforts. Maybe they should study the actions of Islam, who are much more energetic and widespread in their campaign make everything which is not Islam become Islam, by any means necessary.

. ""It is ironic, and unfortunate, that a symbol of life and eternity that was considered sacred for thousands of years has become a symbol of hatred""

No that is by plan of the jewish rabbis to anihilate all religions on Earth. Is in their protocolls.

The left Swastika is the Positive one. Did you already Notice the Swastika contains all letters and numbers of the Alfabet and is 1st Sourche of all Languages Religions and Word of God.

""It is ironic, and unfortunate, that a symbol of life and eternity that was considered sacred for thousands of years has become a symbol of hatred""

No that is by plan of the jewish rabbis to anihilate all religions on Earth. Is in their protocolls.

The left Swastika is the Positive one. Did you already Notice the Swastika contains all letters and numbers of the Alfabet and is 1st Sourche of all Languages Religions and Word of God.

Nimrod the great grandson of Noah was the first person to gather people together and start building cities. He was a King in "opposition to Jehovah" (Gen. 10:8,9) after Nimrod died his wife continued to spread sex worship. She got pregnant and had a son named Tammuz that she claimed was the reincarnated Nimrod. (to keep her power) Over time all three became a deified godhead, singly and together as a "trinity". (that's where that idea came from that Roman Catholics allowed into Christianity.) (actually Roman Emporer Constatine basically forced them to except it at the Concil of Nicea)
Tammuz became one of the main gods! His symbol as the Capitol "T" became known as the "Sign of Life". It ended up with many forms possibly hundreds with the various forms of the Swaztica as some of them.
When Jehovah changed their languages they spread all over the earth (which is what he told them to do in the first place) taking their all their apostate and disgusting symbols with them. (the Jews and First century Christians had nothing to do with any of these pagan symbols. (which were all phallyc symbols btw)
Some apostate Jews fell to worshipping Tammuz and his symbol and it was disgusting to Jehovah! (Gen. 8;5,6,13,14)
Constatine in efforts to "unify" his empire claimed he saw a vision in the sky (300 something ad) and he saw the "T" in a new form "t". The cross which he aspired as the new Christian symbol. He put it on all the military shields in the Crusades. As a "t" the pagans still recognized it and it didn't seem as offensive to the ( watered down) Christians.
Well after over a thousand years it became a natural symbol for So called Christianity. (Christendom) (dumb is right)
Then in 1610-11 the Catholics and Protestants inaccurately translated the Latin word "crux" from the "Latin Vulgate" into the Enhlish Duay and KJV as "cross". (Now most in @Chritsendo" think Jesus died on a cross)
This is false! The Latin word "crux" means "stake, torture-stake, pole, post, tree"
Accurate Bible translations reflect this. That is why some religions have nothing to do with cross.
So, in summary, the Swaztica as a form of the cross originated from Medopatamia as a phallic symbol of the god Tammuz.
And the oldest known without a doubt proof artifact that we have of man kinds existence is just a little over 5,000 years old. (which coincides with the Bible's account of the first man Adam being created a little over 6,000 years ago 6,040 to be exact as of 2015).
So there can be no symbol of a cross, Swaztica older then that and some suggest on here. (if they could prove it it would be a scientific breakthrough)
Hope you enjoy this. This is all actually history. But you have to sort through all the "muck" to find it. :)


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