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

Responses: 49


We can't identify the origin of the swastika with certainty. What are the possible explanations of the its origin?

origen of the swastika

no one really knows the true origen of the swaztika it does make me sad,well let me tell you,the swaztika belongs to the oldest religion in the world and its called IFA and it comes from the race of people called sumerian and the one"s before them more or less about 45000 years ago and just about evey old religion has copied the swaztika from it including hitler as you know now the swaztika has a pos and a neg pole on each direction of energy and the fact the only people that knows this are the high priest of the order of IFA thats why no one knew were it came from...... I hope I answered were the swaztika came from........ GEORGE
—Guest rev george e gonzalez sr


my mother is full blood German. her first husband was an S.S. serviceman. she tells me the swastika came from the image of a burning wagon wheel being rolled. dont remember the story well but it was some kind of festival or ceremony where the wagon wheel was set on fire and rolled down a hill.. please excuse my lack of memory of this subject, but it has been maany years. any input on the subject would be appreciated.
—Guest geno

It was constelation of stars

In the past swastika was on the sky as constelation of the stars. Most likely showed up at end of the winter so it was brining the life.


Earliest sign was on a mammoth tusk from Ukraine 12,000 BP. May be on cave walls France, Spain ( unconfirmed). Later date of 7,000 BC Vinca pottery SW Europe. A definite European sign moving east into Samarra to Sumer to Hindus Valley Civilization to Tibet to China, Japan, Korea. Just check the dates of the earliest archeological finds to the later dates and you can see the trail.
—Guest vanda

no way!! I heard its a greek design on t

The Greek parthenon had this symbol as a greek design just like her meandro of other designs and Hilter liked it, grabbed the idea and then it became a hate symbol.
—Guest kerveros

Is Thracian

Cames from old Tracia (Troia was part of it). The proof is recent Bulgarian discovery which is oldest swastika. Graphically it represent Big Dipper position relative to North Star at 4 solstices. In actual Romania appears all over the places(old churches, costumes, wooden)
—Guest Crocobau

the Swastika water pitcher

I do not know where it came from but this water pitcher was sitting in my great grandmother's room full of buttons long before Hitler used the Swastika that's over a hundred years ago in North Carolina. I wish to know more about its NC organ.
—Guest guest R. P. J.


A Indian medicine man and four Indians set out on a journey made all four turned left so evil spirit beings could not follow based on Indian ceremonies.
—Guest Cory

The History of Swastika

The Swastika was developed in India. It is used as a religious sybol for the Jains. Many People in India value it. It is used to put on jewelry. The empty spaces in the swastika represent the 4 Gatis( Gatis are places where you will go to after death to be reborn) Manusha, Tiryant, Heaven and Hell. The swastika was later adopted by the Christians then the Nazis and later Germans.
—Guest dude

The Origin of a Swastika

I am attaching a link that explains where the Swastika may come from. http://www.mayatouviere.com/22/post/2013/02/he-wears-a-swastika-around-his-neck-sign-of-provocation.html
—Guest Fanfan

Looking for the truth? Small dose...

The ancient Vinca culture (5500 BC) was the first appearance of the swastika in history, not what you're reading above. The Tartaria culture of Romainia (4000 BC) had similar symbols. The ancient Halaf culture which existed just before and during the Ubaid period at around the same time had Swastikas on their pottery and other items. These people eventually gave rise to the ancient Sumerians, who also used the Swastika symbol. Then later the Merhgarh Culture, which later became the Harappan culture of the Great Indus Valley Civilization (which is where "The Vedas" came from) also exhibited the Swastika symbolism. Then even later the legendary Xia Dynasty held the swastika symbol in high regard. Even ancient Native American Indians knew this symbol. If you've noticed all these cultures were exactly 1000 years apart, bringing the Swastika symbol west to east from the Balkans to China and even beyond. Look it up, do the research. www.EarthsInternationalResearchSociety.com
—Guest Veritus

Swastika in Ethiopia

It is my understanding the Swastika was a Coptic cross. I myself have seen it carved in the Rock Churches of Ethiopia so I believe it was not originally from India or the Hindus. Ethiopia is the oldest civilization in the world.
—Guest AzaNia


Nazi used "swasthika" on their flag but which is black coloured . The colour black always indicate Negative energy viz ; black mail , black mark ,black magic, etc.so negativeof black colour coinjoin with the cosmic snergy of swasthika to be a dangerous one.
—Guest Raaghav Rathan

the swastika is origin to india ONLY!

its sad how people cannot be happy to their own culture if they even have one as this icon belongs and originated in north east india.as the aryans and culture of hinduism were from india in north as well.
—Guest North east indian

Origin of the Swastika

I don't know when and where the Swastika originated. But reading all the comments makes me chuckle. Everybody has a different opinion, and as far as I can see that's all they are OPINIONS. I see India, Russia, American Indians, etc. etc as places of origin, but nobody mentions Japan. The swastika is depicted on very ancient places of worship there, too. These places were there before any outsider showed up on those islands. Anybody care to explain that???? Unfortunately, I don't know what this symbol is called in Japan, but I'll research this until I find out.

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