Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?

Dan Clore (clore@columbia-center.org)
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 03:04:40 -0800

Bunny and/or Roy wrote:
>
> Pastor Bob (pbob@jacobs.ladder.com) wrote:
> (snip...a discussion of the origin and significance of the swastika)
>
> Even the flipped Nazi version is of pagan origin
> : as pagan themes were used as a common unifying myth by the Nazis and
> : many high ranking Nazis were known pagan practitioners who invoked the
> : majick arts to aid in battle. In fact, the Nazis eagerly scoured their
> : conquests for pagan artifacts and were noted for bringing much of what
> : they found to museums in Berlin. Notable among these were ancient
> : Babylonian artifacts.
>
> Be careful what conclusions you draw from this. German scholars had
> been leaders in the study and collection of western Asian and
> middle-eastern antiquities for decades before the rise of the Nazis.
>
> FYI: The German word for the figure is "Hakenkreuz", or hooked
> cross. The word "swastika" comes from two Sanskrit roots: svashti+ka,
> meaning, roughly "well-being".a Reminds me, I once knew an
> extraordinarily lovely woman from Bali named Svashti. She told me it
> was an amuletic name that parents sometimes gave their daughters to
> keep them safe and in good health.
>
> Roy
> --

And the English word for it is "fylfot" -- this was a standard design in
sewing patterns, etc.

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