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Readers Respond: Where, When, and What Evidence Is There for the Swastika

Responses: 49


Gude Glucke!

I Always Understood The Swastika(en deutschen;-hakenkreuz) as meaning "good fortune" or simply "good luck",in english! it comes from india where people still display it currently; mostly at weddings & funerals. hitler & the nsdap used it as their emblem signifying their hope that germany would arise out of the ashes of the blame they suffered after the great war to a restoring of their nation & their volk all over the world to their former greatness. it's misunderstood as an evil symbol because it was on germany's national flag be4 & during ww2! it simply means, the way i've been taught;- "good luck" or "good fortune", & it Truly Is An ANCIENT Symbol.God Bless.
—Guest a.j.-anonymous

Swastika is khas

This is ancient Mongolian symbol "khas".founded in Mongolian land before Hunnu impire.
—Guest Bat


I apologize ... I mentioned solar system in my comment previously but it should be galaxy. A picture of a galaxy will show you the origins of a swastikha. The question is how did ancient humans see this .
—Guest Rajesh joshi


The meaning through history of it giving power , luck and money is all true. However the orgins go back to point in history we do not know about. One evidence that gives you a glimpse of it's orgin, is a hubble picture of a solar system. In this view of the solar system you can see the outlines of a swastika. The question you have to ask is. How did ancient civilizations see this symbol
—Guest Raj

Viking Runes

I notice a lot say Hitler stole the symbol. In that case a lot of todays flags would be guilty of design theft. I'm pretty sure America or Israel didn't design stars as a symbol first or Soviet Russia having a hammer and sickle. The Germans had interests in the occult, that is clear. But you look at the SS flag, 2 Sowilo runes, and put both of the Sowilo together bringing you a 'swastika'. Runes were used by ancestors of Germania.
—Guest Dan

Origins of the Swastika

i believe that is originates from the understanding of nature and the 9 from which all base 10 numbers come 0-9 and ironically digital English alphabet as see on a calculator or early digital clocks cause all of these can be extracted from the symbol quiet easy, that it is interrelated to the circle with the cross and the platonic solids and their shapes
—Guest Wo R-el

Swastika - NEW origin

I wold like to share, that on 14 oct 2011 in Vratca-Bulgaria museum was shown swastic fownd in vilige Altimir by Georgi Genecovski that was dated 5000 years B.C. On the bottom on one of the exponates is found old bulgarian script.... That realy changes the origin of the swastika... don't you think.. I can e-mail photos if somebody is interested.
—Guest tono1

Swastika origin

It is a very old symbol, introduced to India when India was in its birth. It does represent the 4 powers of nature and 4 spirit beings who stand at the '4 corners' of the earth overseeing creation. The Nazis took the symbol and reversed the direction as an arrogant way of showing that their power was greater thus trying to make the symbol their own in showing their military might. In NA native tradition these spirit being were called the keepers of the 4 directions and so they too used the symbol.

Swastika was a symbol of the Hindu Gods

The swastika was an important symbol of the Hindu Gods and adorns all temples in India. Even Buddhists and Jains use it as a sacred symbol. They explained it as “If a soul (or a civilization, for that matter) does not get rid of its evils, it falls into he never-ending cycle of destruction and rebirth". Since it was a symbol of those Gods who came in flying chariots from the sky and made us it would only be useful to ask them where did they get it from. We find it all over the cultures of the world. Aryan in India actually meant a man with a noble character. it did not denote noblemen or a race. Even demons who were righteous were referred to as Aryans.
—Guest Kiran

the origin of swastika

well it is made by seventh tirthkar of jain but it is found in all the civilization because of some obsession is attached with it. a semi deity who was obsessed with world conquest he imposed it where ever he went.
—Guest neelam

swastika resembles hurricane rotatation

was the counterclockwise swastika once inspired by the rotation of hurricanes? As we see them now depicted on TV?
—Guest herman hennink monkau

The swastika originates from Jainism

The foundations of Jainism are laid by a Tirthankar. The first being Rishabhdev and the last (24th) being Mahavira. Each Tirthankar is associated with a symbol. The 7th Tirthankar Suparashvanath is associated with the Swastika.
—Guest 7th of 24 Tirthankars in Jainism

Wish people would educate themselves

It is a symbol of true blood the first inhabitance. Hitler had a unhealthy interest in this and stole the symbol from Hindus . It is not related to Christ quite the opposite the Christian religion was formed for the outcasts low casts to give them a sense of importance the swastika is over 10.000 years old dating to Mia and Indus valley
—Guest Arian

Indian Mythos ...

Well, I remember seeing lots of them with and near Lord Ganesh(the solver of problems). As I recall, it is a symbol of 'good luck'. Don't remember if the Indian ones went right or left, or if it matters!
—Guest Herkopachef

using good for evil

Very informative knew it was an old sign perverted like the gangs using star of david
—Guest carl

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