Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 12:41:59 GMT
On Sat, 18 Jan 1997 19:13:54 -0800, Jayshree Ramakrishnan
>There is some evidence that the svastika symbol has been found
>at Indus valley sites (2500 bc - 1500 bc)
>This predates the arrival of the Indo-Aryans and certainly
>predates the Rigvedic period that is commonly accepted to
>be 1200 bc - 800 bc.
>It seems therefore to indicate that the so-called Aryan
>symbol actually originates in earlier times.
>has anyone any interest or confirmation of this?
Joining the discussion just now. Until WWII, the Swastika was often
painted on Dutch (The Netherlands) farms to represent the four seasons
and/or to ensure that spring would come back after winter.
Origin should be Indo-Aryan. I am wondering why it used to be such a
specific agricultural symbol in the Netherlands.