Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?
frank murray (fmurray@pobox,com)
Wed, 08 Jan 1997 06:00:25 GMT
On 8 Jan 1997 00:31:03 GMT, "Gord Bowman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>The Swastika (the original, not the flipped Nazi version) is an ancient
>symbol of unknown origin that has been employed for thousands of years as a
>religious sign and a decorative emblem. This symbol appears in such
>cultures as ancient China, Egypt, India, old Norse, Ancient Crete, Mayan,
>Aztec, American Indians, and the list goes on.
yes...the 1898 yearbook of the smithsonian institute has an extensive
article by t.a. wilson ( i hope memory is accurate on date and
author) on both right and left handed swastikas...as the article is
pre-nazi, it carries non of the baggage of more recent pieces...you
might find it of interest...