The real meaning of the Swastika sign

(ORDO NEWS) — Many people associate the Swastika with Fascism and Hitler. This opinion has been hammered into the heads of people for the last 60 years. Few people now remember that the Swastika was depicted on Soviet money from 1917 to 1922, that on the sleeve patches of soldiers and officers of the Red Army in the same period, there was also a Swastika in a laurel wreath, and inside the Swastika were the letters of the RSFSR. There is even an opinion that Comrade I.V. Stalin himself presented the Swastika to Hitler in 1920.

What does the swastika mean?

The very concept of “swastika” came about by reducing the three forms of “swasti”, “su” and “asti”, which means – I wish you good luck, good and be. As for the meaning, it is a symbol of the sun. Yes, the Slavs, as well as the Iranians, Buddhists, and even some African tribes, adhered to this opinion.

Since 1917, the solar (synonymous with swastika) sign was to become a symbol of the Russian Empire, complementing the double-headed eagle. However, after the Bolsheviks seized power, Russian culture was banned.

Now about the use of the swastika by the Nazis.

In the nineteenth century, Joseph Gobineau created a study on the inequality of the human races. It dealt with the “Aryans” – representatives of the white race, who were considered as people of the highest stage of civilization. A little later, German scientists, conducting research, concluded that the ancient Indians and Germans had common ancestors. As you may have guessed, they were Aryans.

This idea was quickly picked up and immediately spread. Let’s talk about the sign itself – a black cross with curved ends. Yes, it is this symbol that will forever be associated with all the crimes committed by the Nazis. For the European people, it is a symbol of fear, absolute evil and hatred. However, it is worth knowing that archaeologists found this sign in the most ancient times. The swastika was found in India, Ancient Greece, among the Celts and Anglo-Saxons. So, for example, the oldest ornament of the Slavic swastika, which was depicted 15 thousand years ago, is kept in Kyiv.

Swastika historical roots

The swastika symbol is a cross with curved ends pointing clockwise or counterclockwise. As a rule, now all Swastika symbols are called in one word – SWASTIKA, which is fundamentally wrong, because. each Swastika symbol in ancient times had its own name, Guardian Power and figurative meaning.

During archaeological excavations, Swastika symbols were most often found on various details of architecture, weapons, clothing, and household utensils of many peoples of Eurasia. Swastika symbolism is ubiquitous in ornamentation as a sign of Light, Sun, Life. The oldest archaeological artifacts depicting the swastika date back to approximately 10-15 millennium BC. According to archaeological excavations, Russia is the richest territory for the use of the swastika, both a religious and a cultural and everyday symbol – neither Europe nor India can compare with Russia in an abundance of swastika symbols covering Russian weapons, banners, national costume, houses, objects everyday life and temples. Excavations of ancient burial mounds and settlements speak for themselves – many ancient Slavic settlements had a clear shape of the Swastika, oriented to the four cardinal directions. Swastika symbols denoted calendar signs back in the days of the Great Scythian Kingdom (a vessel from the Scythian Kingdom of 3-4 thousand BC is depicted)

The swastika and Swastika symbols were the main and, one might even say, almost the only elements of the most ancient Proto-Slavic ornaments. But this does not mean at all that the Slavs and Aryans were bad artists. Firstly, there were a lot of varieties of images of the Swastika symbols. Secondly, in ancient times, not a single pattern was applied just like that, each element of the pattern corresponded to a certain cult or security (amulet) value.

But not only Aryans and Slavs believed in the magical power of this pattern. This symbol was found on clay vessels from Samarra (the territory of modern Iraq), which date back to the 5th millennium BC. Swastika symbols in left-handed and right-handed forms are found in the pre-Aryan culture of Mohenjo-Daro (Indus River basin) and ancient China around 2000 BC. In Northeast Africa, archaeologists have found a burial stele of the Meroz kingdom, which existed in the 2nd-3rd centuries AD. The fresco on the stele depicts a woman entering the afterlife, and the Swastika flaunts on the clothes of the deceased. The rotating cross also adorns the golden weights for scales that belonged to the inhabitants of Ashanta (Ghana), and the clay utensils of the ancient Indians, beautiful carpets woven by the Persians and Celts.

Swastika in beliefs and religions

The swastika symbolism was Oberegovo among almost all peoples in Europe and Asia: among the Slavs, Germans, Pomors, Skalvians, Curonians, Scythians, Sarmatians, Mordovians, Udmurts, Bashkirs, Chuvashs, Indians, Icelanders, Scots and many other peoples.

In many ancient Beliefs and religions, the Swastika is the most important and brightest cult symbol. So, in ancient Indian philosophy and Buddhism (Fig. Buddha’s foot on the left), the Swastika is a symbol of the eternal cycle of the universe, a symbol of the Buddha’s Law, to which everything that exists is subject. (Dictionary “Buddhism”, M., “Republic”, 1992); in Tibetan Lamaism, the Swastika is a security symbol, a symbol of happiness and a talisman. In India and Tibet, the Swastika is depicted everywhere: on the gates of temples, on every residential building, on the fabrics in which all sacred texts are wrapped, on burial covers.

Lama Beru-Kinze-Rimpoche, in our time one of the greatest teachers of official Buddhism. The photo shows the rite of his creation of a ritual mandala, that is, a pure space, in Moscow in 1993. In the foreground of the photograph is a tanka, a sacred image drawn on cloth, depicting the Divine Space of the mandala. In the corners there are Swastika symbols protecting the sacred Divine space.

As a religious symbol (!!!), the Swastika has always been used by the followers of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism in the East, the Druids of Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavia, representatives of the Natur-religious denominations of Europe and America in the West.

On the left is Ganesha, the son of God Shiva, God from the Hindu Vedic pantheon, his face is illuminated by two Swastika symbols.

On the right is a Mystic Sacred Diagram taken from a Jain Prayer Book. In the center of the diagram, we can also see the Swastika.

In Russia, Swastika symbols and elements are found among supporters of the Ancient Tribal and Vedic cults, as well as among the Orthodox Old Believers-Ynglings, who profess the Faith of the First Ancestors – Ynglism, in the Slavic and Aryan communities of the Tribal Circle and, wherever you think, among Christians …

Swastika on the shield of Prophetic Oleg

For many, many millennia, the Slavs have used the Swastika symbol. Our Ancestors depicted this symbol on weapons, banners, clothes, household items and worship. Everyone knows that Prophetic Oleg nailed his shield to the gates of Constantinople (Constantinople), but few of the modern generation know what was depicted on the shield. However, a description of the symbolism of his shield and armor can be found in historical chronicles. Prophetic people, i.e., possessing the Gift of Spiritual Foresight and knowing the Ancient Wisdom, which the Gods and Ancestors left to people, were endowed by the Priests with various symbols. One of these most notable people in history was the Slavic prince – Prophetic Oleg. In addition to being a prince and an excellent military strategist, he was also a Priest of High Initiation. The symbolism that was depicted on his clothes, weapons, armor and princely banner.

The Fiery Swastika (symbolizing the land of the Ancestors) in the center of the nine-pointed Star of Inglia (the symbol of the Faith of the First Ancestors) was surrounded by the Great Kolo (Circle of Patron Gods), which radiated eight rays of Spiritual Light (the eighth degree of Priestly initiation) to the Svarog Circle. All this symbolism spoke of the enormous Spiritual and physical strength that is directed to protect the Native Land and the Holy Faith. When Prophetic Oleg nailed his shield with such symbols on the gates of Constantinople, he wanted to figuratively, clearly show the insidious and two-faced Byzantines that later another Slavic prince Alexander Yaroslavovich (Nevsky) would explain to the Teutonic knights with words: “Whoever comes to us with a sword, from sword and die! On that stood, stands, and will stand the Russian Land!

Swastika on money and in the Army

Under Tsar Peter I, the walls of his country residence were decorated with swastika patterns. The ceiling of the throne room in the Hermitage is also covered with these sacred symbols.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, among the upper classes of European states in Western and Eastern Europe, as well as in Russia, the Swastika (left) became the most common and even fashionable symbol. This was influenced by the “Secret Doctrine” of H.P. Blavatsky and her Theosophical Society; The occult-mystical teachings of Guido von List, the German knightly Order of Thule and other spiritualistic circles.

The common people, both in Europe and in Asia, have been using Swastika ornaments in everyday life for thousands of years, and only at the beginning of this century, interest in Swastika symbols appeared among those in power.

In young Soviet Russia, the sleeve patches of the Red Army soldiers of the South-Eastern Front since 1918 were decorated with a swastika, with the abbreviation R.S.F.S.R. inside. For example: the sign for the command and administrative staff was embroidered with gold and silver, and for the Red Army it was screen-printed.

After the overthrow of the autocracy in Russia, the Swastika ornament appears on the new banknotes of the Provisional Government, and after the coup on October 26, 1917 on the banknotes of the Bolsheviks.

Now few people know that the matrices of the banknote of 250 rubles, with the image of the Swastik symbol – Kolovrat against the background of a double-headed eagle, were made by special order and sketches of the last Russian Tsar – Nicholas II.

Starting from 1918, the Bolsheviks introduced new banknotes into circulation, in denominations of 1000, 5000 and 10,000 rubles, which depict not one Kolovrat, but three. Two smaller Kolovrats in side ties are intertwined with large numbers 1000 and a large Kolovrat in the middle.

Money with the Swastika-Kolovrat was printed by the Bolsheviks and was in use until 1923, and only after the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics were they withdrawn from circulation.

In national: Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian costumes, on sundresses, towels and other things, the Swastika symbolism was the main and, practically, the only one of the oldest existing amulets and ornaments, until the first half of the 20th century.

Our ancestors were very fond of gathering on the outskirts of the village on a summer evening and dancing … a swastika to the lingering tunes. There was also an analogue of the symbol in Russian dance culture – the Kolovrat dance. On the holiday of Perun, the Slavs led, and still lead, round dances around two burning swastikas: “Fash” and “Agni”, laid out on the ground.

Swastika in Christianity

“Kolovrat” richly decorated churches in the Russian lands; it shone brightly on the sacred objects of the Ancient Solar Cult of the First Ancestors; as well as on the white robes of the clergy of the Old Faith. And even on the robes of the ministers of the Christian cult in the IX-XVI centuries. Swastika symbols were depicted. They decorated the Images and Kummirs of the Gods, frescoes, walls, icons, etc.

For example, on a fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator – the Almighty, in the St. Sophia Cathedral of the Novgorod Kremlin, the so-called left and right Swastikas with short curved rays, and correctly “Charovrat” and “Salting”, are placed directly on the chest of the Christian God, as symbols of the beginning and end of all things.

On the hierarchial rank in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, in the oldest Christian church built on Russian land by Yaroslav the Wise, belts are depicted in which the Swastika, Suasti and straight Crosses alternate. Christian theologians in the Middle Ages commented on this painting in this way: “Swastika” symbolizes the first coming into the world of the son of God Jesus Christ, to save people from their sins; further on, the direct Cross is his earthly path, ending in suffering at Golgotha; and finally, the left Swastika – “Suasti”, symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his second coming to Earth in Power and Glory.

In Moscow, in the Kolomna Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist, on the day of the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II from the throne, the icon “Our Lady of the Sovereign” (a fragment on the left) was discovered in the basements of the temple on the headdress of the Christian Mother of God, the Swastika Charm symbol “Fash” is depicted.

Many legends and rumors were invented about this ancient icon, for example: allegedly on the personal order of I.V. Stalin, a prayer service was performed on the front line, a religious procession, and thanks to this, the troops of the Third Reich did not take Moscow. Complete absurdity. German troops did not enter Moscow, for a completely different reason. They blocked the road to Moscow by the people’s militia and divisions of Siberians, filled with Spiritual Strength and Faith in Victory, and not by severe frosts, the leading force of the party and government, or some kind of icon. The Siberians not only repulsed all the attacks of the enemy, but also went on the offensive and won the war, because the ancient principle lives in the heart: “Whoever comes to us with a sword, will die by the sword.”

In medieval Christianity, the Swastika also symbolized Fire and Wind – the elements that embody the Holy Spirit. If the Swastika, even in Christianity, was really considered a divine sign, then only unreasonable people can say that the Swastika is a symbol of fascism!

For reference: Fascism in Europe existed only in Italy and Spain. And the fascists of these states did not have Swastika symbols. The swastika was used as party and state symbols by Hitler’s Germany, which was not fascist, as it is now interpreted, but national socialist. For those who doubt, read the article by I.V. Stalin “Hands off Socialist Germany”.

Swastika as a talisman

They believed in Swatika as a talisman, “attracting” good luck and happiness. In ancient Rus’, it was believed that if you draw Kolovrat on the palm of your hand, you will definitely be lucky. Even modern students draw the Swastika on the palm of their hand before exams. The swastika was also painted on the walls of the house, so that happiness reigned there, and in Russia, and in Siberia, and in India.

In the Ipatiev House, where the family of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II was shot, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna painted all the walls with this divine symbol, but the Swastika did not help the Romanovs against the atheists, this dynasty created too much evil on Russian soil.

Nowadays, philosophers, dowsers and psychics offer to build city blocks in the form of Swastikas – such configurations should generate positive energy, by the way, these conclusions have already been confirmed by modern science.

Origin of the word “Swastika”

The generally accepted name of the Solar symbol – Swastika, according to one version, comes from the Sanskrit word Suasti. Su – beautiful, good, and asti – to be, that is, “Be good!”, Or in our opinion, “All the best!”. According to another version, this word has an ancient Slavic origin, which is more likely (which is confirmed by the archives of the Old Russian Ynglistic Church of the Orthodox Old Believers-Ynglings), since it is known that the Swastika symbolism in various variations, and its name was brought to India, Tibet, China, Europe ancient Aryans and Slavs. Tibetans and Indians still claim that the Swastika, this universal symbol of prosperity and happiness, was brought to them because of the high northern mountains (Himalayas) by the White Teachers.

In ancient times, when our Ancestors used the Kh’Aryan Runes, the word Swastika (see left) was translated as Coming from Heaven. Since Rune SVA meant Heaven (hence Svarog – Heavenly God), C – Rune of direction; Runa TIKA [last two runes] – movement, advent, flow, run. Our children still pronounce the word tick, i.e. run away, and we meet him in the words Arctic, Antarctic, mystic, etc.

Ancient Vedic sources tell us that even our galaxy has the shape of a Swastika, and our Yarila-Sun system is located in one of the arms of this Heavenly Swastika. And since we are in the galactic arm, our entire galaxy, its ancient name of the Swastika, is perceived by us as the Perunov Way or the Milky Way.
The ancient names of the Swastika symbols in Russia are mainly preserved in the everyday life of the Orthodox Old Believers-Ynglings and Righteous Old Believers-schismatics. In the East, among the followers of the Vedic Religion, where Ancient Wisdom is recorded in the Holy Scriptures in ancient languages: Sanskrit and Kh’Aryan. The Kh’Aryan script uses Runes in the form of a Swastika (see text on the left).

Sanskrit, more correctly Samskrita, i.e. The independent secretive used by modern Indians originated from the ancient language of the Aryans and Slavs, it was created as a simplified version of the Kh’Aryan Karuna, for the preservation of the Ancient Vedas by the inhabitants of Dravidia (ancient India), and therefore ambiguous interpretations of the origin of the word “Swastika” are now possible, but after reading the materials given in this article, a smart person, whose consciousness has not yet been completely filled with false stereotypes, will be convinced of the undoubted ancient Slavic and ancient Aryan, which is actually the same, the origin of this word.

If in almost all foreign languages ​​​​the various inscriptions of the Solar Cross with curved rays are called the same word Swastika – “Swastika”, then in the Russian language for various variants of the Swastika symbols there were and still exist 144 (!!!) names, which also indicates the country of origin of this Solar symbol. For example: Swastika, Kolovrat, Salting, Holy Gift, Svasti, Svaor, Svaor-Solntsevrat, Agni, Fash, Mara; Inglia, Solar Cross, Solard, Vedara, Svetolet, Fern Flower, Perunov Color, Swati, Race, Bogovnik, Svarozhich, Yarovrat, Odolen-Grass, Rodimich, Charovrat, etc. Among the Slavs, depending on the color, length, direction of the curved ends of the Solar Cross, this symbol was called differently and had different figurative and protective meanings.

Swastika Runes

Various variations of the Swastika symbols, with no less different meanings, are found not only in cult and protective symbols, but also in the form of Runes, which, like letters in ancient times, had their own figurative meaning. So, for example, in the ancient Kh`Aryan Karuna, i.e. Runic alphabet, there were four Runes depicting Swastika elements.

  • Rune Fash – had a figurative meaning: a powerful, directed, destructive Fiery stream (thermonuclear fire) …
  • Rune Agni – had figurative meanings: the Sacred Fire of the hearth, as well as the Sacred Fire of Life in the human body, and other meanings …
  • Rune Mara – had a figurative meaning: the Ice Flame guarding the Peace of the Universe. The rune of the transition from the World of Reveal to the World of Light Navi (Glory), incarnation in the New Life … The symbol of Winter and Sleep.
  • Rune Inglia – had a figurative meaning of the Primary Fire of the Creation of the Universe, from this Fire a lot of different Universes and various forms of Life appeared …

Swastika symbols carry a huge secret meaning. They have great wisdom. Each Swastika symbol opens before us the Great picture of the universe. Ancient Slavic-Aryan Wisdom says that our galaxy has the shape of a Swastika and is called SVATI, and the Yarila-Sun system, in which our Midgard-Earth makes its way, is located in one of the arms of this Heavenly Swastika.

Knowledge of the Ancient Wisdom does not accept a stereotypical approach. The study of ancient symbols, Runic writings and ancient Traditions must be approached with an open heart and a pure Soul. Not for self-interest, but for knowledge!

In the cultures of countries

The swastika is one of the most archaic sacred symbols, already found in the Upper Paleolithic among many peoples of the world. India, Ancient Rus’, China, Armenia, Ancient Egypt, the Mayan state in Central America – this is the incomplete geography of this symbol. Swastika symbols denoted calendar signs back in the days of the Scythian kingdom. The swastika can be seen on old Orthodox icons. The swastika is a symbol of the Sun, good luck, happiness, creation (the “correct” swastika). And, accordingly, the swastika of the opposite direction symbolizes darkness, destruction, the “night Sun” among the ancient Russians. As can be seen from ancient ornaments, in particular, on jugs found in the vicinity of Arkaim, both swastikas were used. This has a deep meaning: day replaces night, light replaces darkness, new birth replaces death – and this is the natural order of things in the universe.

This symbol was found on clay vessels from Samarra (the territory of modern Iraq), which date back to the 5th millennium BC. The swastika in the left and right rotation form is found in the pre-Aryan culture of Mohenjo-Daro (Indus River basin) and ancient China around 2000 BC. In Northeast Africa, archaeologists have found a burial stele of the kingdom of Meroe, which existed in the 2nd-3rd centuries AD. The fresco on the stele depicts a woman entering the afterlife, and a swastika also flaunts on the clothes of the deceased. The rotating cross also adorns the golden weights for scales that belonged to the inhabitants of Ashanta (Ghana), and the clay utensils of the ancient Indians, and the carpets of the Persians. The swastika was on almost all amulets among the Slavs, Germans, Pomors, Skalvians, Curonians, Scythians, Sarmatians, Mordovians, Udmurts, Bashkirs, Chuvashs and many other peoples.

The swastika in India has traditionally been seen as a solar sign – a symbol of life, light, generosity and abundance. It was closely associated with the cult of the god Agni. She is mentioned in the Ramayana. In the form of a swastika, a wooden tool was made to produce the sacred fire. They laid him flat on the ground; the recess in the middle served for the rod, which was rotated until the appearance of fire, kindled on the altar of the deity. It was carved in many temples, on the rocks, on the ancient monuments of India. Also a symbol of esoteric Buddhism. In this aspect, it is called the “Seal of the Heart” and, according to legend, was imprinted on the heart of the Buddha. Her image is placed on the hearts of the initiates after their death. Known as the Buddhist cross (it resembles a Maltese cross in shape). The swastika is found everywhere where there are traces of Buddhist culture – on rocks, in temples, stupas and on Buddha statues.

In China, the swastika is used as a sign of all the deities worshiped in the Lotus School, as well as in Tibet and Siam. In ancient Chinese manuscripts, it included such concepts as “region”, “country”. Known in the form of a swastika are two curved mutually truncated fragments of a double helix, expressing the symbolism of the relationship between “Yin” and “Yang”. In maritime civilizations, the double helix motif was an expression of the relationship between opposites, a sign of the Upper and Lower Waters, and also meant the process of becoming life. Widely used by Jains and followers of Vishnu. In Jainism, the four arms of the swastika represent the four levels of existence. On one of the Buddhist swastikas, each blade of the cross ends in a triangle indicating the direction of movement and crowned with an arch of a flawed moon, in which, like in a boat, the sun is placed. This sign represents the sign of the mystical arba, the creative quaternary, also called Thor’s hammer. A similar cross was found by Schliemann during the excavations of Troy.

In Eastern Europe, Western Siberia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, it occurs from the II-I millennium BC. In Western Europe it was known to the Celts. Depicted in pre-Christian Roman mosaics and on the coins of Cyprus and Crete. An ancient Cretan rounded swastika made of plant elements is known. The Maltese cross in the form of a swastika of four triangles converging in the center is of Phoenician origin. It was also known to the Etruscans. In early Christianity, the swastika was known as the gamma cross. According to Guénon, until the end of the Middle Ages it was one of the emblems of Christ. According to Ossendowski, Genghis Khan wore on his right hand a ring depicting a swastika, into which was set a magnificent ruby ​​- a sun stone. Ossendovsky saw this ring on the hand of the Mongol governor. At present, this magical symbol is known mainly

Swastika in Russia

Coat of arms of Russia on the money of the Provisional Government.

In Rus’, swastika symbols have been known since ancient times. One of the Russian names for the swastika is yarga.

Various types of swastika (3-beam, 4-beam, 8-beam) were found during the excavations of Arkaim (Urals).

The rhombus-meander swastika ornament in the Kostenkovskaya and Mezinskaya cultures (25-20 thousand years BC) was studied by V. A. Gorodtsov. Possibly the earliest depiction of the swastika. .

As a special type of swastika, symbolizing the rising Sun-Yarila, the victory of Light over Darkness, Eternal Life over death, the Kolovrat was called (the Old Slavonic form, lit. “wheel rotation”; the Old Russian form is a kolovorot, which had the meaning “spindle”).

The swastika was used in rituals and construction, in homespun production: in embroideries on clothes, on carpets. The swastika was used to decorate household utensils. She was also present on the icons.

The swastika was depicted on some of the money of the Provisional Government and on some banknotes of the Bolsheviks, which were in circulation from 1918 to 1922.

In Soviet Russia, sketches of sleeve patches with a swastika were developed for the soldiers of the Red Army of the Southeastern Front.

In post-war children’s legends, it was widely believed that the swastika consists of 4 letters “G”, symbolizing the first letters of the names of the leaders of the Third Reich – Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, Goering (despite the fact that in German these surnames began with different letters – “G ” and H”).

Swastika in India

In pre-Buddhist ancient Indian and some other cultures, the swastika is usually interpreted as a sign of auspicious destinies, a symbol of the sun. This symbol is still widely used in India and South Korea, and most weddings, holidays and festivities cannot do without it.

The Buddhist symbol of perfection (also known as manji, “whirlwind” (Japanese: まんじ, “ornament, cross, swastika”)) is also considered to be clockwise swirling. The vertical line indicates the relationship of heaven and earth, and the horizontal line indicates the relationship of yin-yang. The direction of short lines to the left personifies movement, gentleness, love, compassion, and their aspiration to the right is associated with constancy, firmness, intelligence and strength. Thus, any one-sidedness is a violation of world harmony and cannot lead to universal happiness. Love and compassion without strength and firmness are helpless, and strength and reason without mercy and love lead to the multiplication of evil.

Swastika in European culture

In early Christianity, the swastika was known as the gamma cross (gammadion). According to Guénon, until the end of the Middle Ages it was one of the emblems of Christ.

The swastika again became popular in European culture in the 19th century, in the wake of the fashion of the Aryan theory. English astrologer Richard Morrison organized the Order of the Swastika in Europe in 1869. It is found on the pages of books by Rudyard Kipling. The swastika was also used by the founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell. In 1915, the swastika, being very common in Latvian culture since ancient times, was depicted on the banners of the battalions (later regiments) of the Latvian riflemen of the Russian army. Then, since 1918, it became an element of the official symbols of the Republic of Latvia – the emblem of military aviation, regimental insignia, insignia of societies and various organizations, state awards, and is still used today. The Latvian military order of Lachplesis was in the form of a swastika. From 1918 to 1945, the swastika was depicted on the banners of the Finnish Air Force and tank forces. Later it became a symbol of the German Nazis, after they came to power – the state symbol of Germany (depicted on the coat of arms and flag); after World War II, her image was banned in a number of countries.

Swastika in Nazism

The National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), which appeared in the 1920s, chose the swastika as its party symbol. Since 1933, the swastika has become associated with Nazism and racism.

However, not any swastika can fit under the definition of “Nazi” symbols, but only a four-pointed one, standing on an edge of 45 °, with the ends pointing to the right side. At the same time, it should be in a white circle, which in turn is depicted on a red rectangle. It was this sign that was on the state banner of National Socialist Germany from 1933 to 1945, as well as on the emblems of the civil and military services of this country. The Nazis themselves used the term Hakenkreuz (literally “crooked (hooked) cross”), which is not a synonym for the word swastika (German: Swastika), which is also used in German.

In Russia, the stylized swastika is used as an emblem by the All-Russian social movement Russian National Unity (RNU). Russian nationalists claim that the Russian swastika – the Kolovrat – is an ancient Slavic symbol and cannot be recognized as a fascist symbol.

Swastika in the cultures of other countries

The oldest image of the swastika was found in the eastern part of Armenia (currently the territory of Turkey), as well as in the territory of Eastern Turkey (Western Armenia) on the facade of the fortress of the city of Ani. In addition, in the territory of Persia (Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan).

The swastika symbol was used as a decorative element in Ancient Greece, Crete and Troy. In Palestine, images of the swastika have been found in ancient synagogues.

In North, Central and South America, the swastika is found in Mayan and Aztec art. In North America, the Navajo, Tennessee, and Ohio tribes used the swastika symbol in ritual burials.

Geographical objects in the form of a swastika

forest swastika

Forest swastika – a forest plantation in the form of a swastika. They are found both in open areas in the form of a corresponding schematic planting of trees, and in the forest area. In the latter case, as a rule, a combination of coniferous (evergreen) and deciduous (deciduous) trees is used.

Until 2000, a forest swastika existed northwest of the settlement of Zerniki, in the Uckermark district, in the state of Brandenburg in northwestern Germany.

On a hillside near the village of Tash-Bashat in Kyrgyzstan, on the border with the Himalayas, there is a forest swastika “Eki Narin” (41°26′50″ N 76°23′30″ E HGS).

Labyrinths and their images

Ancient labyrinths, laid out of stones on the ground or from tiles on the floor of buildings, as well as their images on various objects – coins, utensils, etc., very often carry a repeatedly repeated swastika in their structure.

Buildings and structures in the form of a swastika

Complex 320-325 (Eng. Complex 320-325) is one of the buildings of the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, in San Diego Bay, California. The base is operated by the US Navy and is the central training and operational base for the Special Forces and Expeditionary Forces ( 32°40′34″ N 117°09′28″ W HGЯ).

The building of the Complex was built between 1967 and 1970. The original design consisted of two central buildings for the boiler plant and a relaxation area and a threefold repetition of a 90-degree turn to the central buildings of the L-shaped barracks building. The completed building is shaped like a swastika when viewed from above.

The runways of Denver International Airport are shaped like a swastika when viewed from above (39°51′42″ N 104°40′23″ W HGЯO).

Differences between Nazi and Slavic swastikas

The Slavic swastika is a cross, where each end of the beam is still bent at a right angle. All rays are directed in one direction – to the right or to the left. The main difference between the Nazi and Slavic swastikas is the direction of the rays. The Third Reich – to the right, the Slavs – to the left (however, this is not always the case – more details later in the article). Another distinguishing feature is the color and shape of the characters.

The lines of the German swastika are much wider than the Slavic. Be sure to use the background – a white circle on a red canvas. The Slavic swastika also differs in shape. As a rule, a cross with right angles at the ends is taken as the basis, and there is a very important “but” here. Such a cross has not only four rays, but also six or eight. In addition, additional elements appear on the lines, as well as smooth lines. So, for example, our Kolovrat in the sun is a vivid example of this. Kolovrat itself consists of eight rays, and is also complemented by an ornament of the Star of Lada symbol. The Slavs depicted solar signs, mostly on a white background, and the symbol itself was red, which is the personification of the sun.

We talked about obvious – external differences, but there are other factors: the time the sign appeared and its meaning. Many popular science publications have been published in recent years on the use of swastika symbols among the Slavs, as well as the destruction of ossified myths. Therefore, if you are really interested in this topic, we recommend for acquaintance the book “Yarga-swastika – a sign of Russian folk culture” by Professor P.I. Kutenkov. He brings little-known facts and interesting research.

The swastika can be used as a separate sign, or as part of some more intricate symbol.

Swastika is good

The Slavic swastika has the meanings of wisdom, the preservation of the hearth, self-improvement and spiritual development, as well as the protection of the gods. As you can see, there are no evil intentions, on the contrary, the meaning is noble and spiritually elevated. The Russian swastika was aimed solely at protecting a person.

A fact from history: the man who suggested to Adolf Hitler to use the swastika as a symbol offered a cross that looked to the left, but he insisted on the right-hand one.

The meaning of the fascist swastika is radically opposite to the Slavic one. The cross symbolized the victory of the Aryan race and the extermination of other nations. An example of this is the Holocaust.

Now, having learned the basic facts, we can conclude that the swastika of the Nazis and Slavs has tremendous differences. This applies to both external factors and internal content. The Slavs carried good, bright, high in the ornament, while the Nazis – death. Therefore, when considering our signs, forget about fascism and associate these signs exclusively with the light side.

Slavic swastika, its types and meaning

In total, there are 144 solar symbols and many modified ones.

As for the main amulet symbols, there are only 40 of them. Let’s give a few examples. If you want to learn more detailed information, we recommend that you go to the main page of the amulet.

  • The wedding man is the main family talisman uniting two Clans.
  • Svarozhich is a symbol of the sacred fire, which bestows the patronage of higher powers.
  • Fern flower or Perunov color – has healing powers, helps to reveal spiritual powers.

Swastika signs: what do they mean?

The ancient swastika symbols carry hidden messages. They could influence the true desires of a person and helped to tune in to a healthy way.


The sign of Yarila-Sun, the eternal victory of light and life, the defeat of darkness and death. Kolovrat has several colors: a fiery sign means rebirth; the sky-colored sign symbolizes renewal; black color – changes.

Fash (Flame)

Symbolizes the protection of spiritual fire. This fire releases the human spirit from selfishness and dishonorable thoughts. A sign of the strength and unity of the military spirit, the victory of the forces of the mind over darkness and ignorance.

Sky Boar

Symbol and sign of the Hall. They define the unification of past and future, earthly and heavenly knowledge. As a talisman, this symbol was used by people who were engaged in the improvement of the spiritual principle.


The main sign that sends a person health and protects against ailments and diseases. It was believed that evil spirits take away health, and the sign of fire can burn out any misfortune, while cleansing the body and soul of a person.
Odolen-grass is associated with the two Gods of the Slavs – Kostroma and Svyatobor.


Heavenly symbol. In everyday life and ordinary life, he was called the Herald. The sign protected not only the human race, but also livestock, poultry and tools. A symbol of good news for the people, carrying good deeds and good changes.

Fern flower

The sign belongs to the Gods Perun and Kupalo. Symbol of summer, magic, prosperity. The amulet indicates places with hidden treasures and treasures. The find can carry a figurative meaning, and the treasure will turn out to be intangible. The flower gives a person the opportunity to discover their spiritual powers.


Symbol of Heavenly Power. Forces that help to achieve transformation and increase in kind. It is presented to newlywed couples who wish to have a large and strong family and many children. A newborn is a symbol of beginning and birth. Embroidered on wedding dress and casual wear.


A sign of the awakening of the spirit, infinite light in the soul of every person. The symbol of Marichka should help protect against the energy power that threatens the inhabitant. It awakens cordiality, sensitivity and helps to respond to something sublime. It is designed to communicate with God’s essence, which is contained in every person.

Solard, Fireman, Yarovik, Swastika

Solard is a symbol of the greatness of mother earth, receiving love, warmth and light from the Yarila-Sun. Solard means the prosperity of the land of the ancestors. This is a fire that gives prosperity to the clans, which are created for posterity, for the glory of the ancestors and gods.

The fireman is a symbol of the god Rod. His image is on the platbands, as well as the “towels” that are on the shutters of the windows, the slopes of the roofs of houses. It was applied as a charm to the ceilings. Even in Moscow, in St. Basil’s Cathedral, you can see this symbol under one of the domes.

Yarovik was used as a talisman in order to avoid the loss of livestock, as well as to preserve the harvest that was harvested. Therefore, he was very often depicted above the entrance to sheepfolds, cellars, barns, barns, cowsheds, stables, etc.

The swastika is a symbol of the cycle of the universe. It symbolizes the heavenly law, to which everything that exists is subject. This fiery sign was used by people as a talisman that protected order and law, on the inviolability of which life depended.

Suasti, Sologne, Yarovrat, Spiritual swastika

Suasti is a symbol of the cycle on earth of life, movement and rotation of the earth. It also denotes the four cardinal directions and the northern rivers dividing Daaria into four “countries” or “regions”.

Salt is a solar symbol of antiquity, protecting a person from dark forces. As a rule, he was depicted on household items and clothes. Solon is very often found on various kitchen utensils: pots, spoons, etc.

Yarovrat is a symbol of the Yaro-god, who controls the favorable weather conditions and spring flowering. It was considered obligatory by the people in order to get a rich harvest, to draw this symbol on various agricultural implements: scythes, sickles, plows, etc.

The soul swastika was used to concentrate the forces of healing. It could be included in the ornament of clothes only by priests who had risen to a high level of moral and spiritual perfection.

Spiritual swastika, Caroler, Overcome grass, Fern flower

The following four types of Slavic swastikas are offered to your attention.

The spiritual swastika, which symbolized the unity and harmony of conscience, spirit, soul and body, as well as spiritual strength, enjoyed the greatest attention among sorcerers, sorcerers, magicians. Magi used it to control the elements of nature.

Kolyadnik is a symbol of Kolyada, the god who makes changes for the better and updates on earth. This is a sign of the victory of day over night, light over darkness. This is what this swastika of the Slavs means. Amulets depicting her were used by men. It was believed that they give them strength in the battle with the enemy and creative work. This swastika of the Slavs, the photo of which is presented below, was very popular.

Overcome the grass – a symbol that is the main amulet that protects against diseases. It was believed among the people that evil forces send ailments to people, and the double sign of fire is able to cleanse the soul and body, burn any disease and illness.

The fern flower is a swastika, a symbol of the Slavs, denoting spiritual purity, which has tremendous healing powers. It is called among the people Perunov color. It is believed that he can open treasures hidden in the earth, fulfill wishes. This symbol actually enables a person to reveal his spiritual powers.

Solar Cross, Heavenly Cross, Svitovit, Light

Another interesting swastika is the Solar Cross. This is a symbol of the prosperity of the family, the spiritual strength of Yarila. This swastika of the ancient Slavs was used mainly as a body amulet. Usually this symbol endowed with the greatest power the priests of the forest, kmetey and gridney, who depicted it on religious accessories, weapons and clothes.

The heavenly cross is a sign of the power of the unity of the family, as well as heavenly power. It was used as a wearable amulet, which kept the wearer, granting him the help of heaven and ancestors.

Svitovit is a symbol of the connection between heavenly fire and earthly waters. Pure new souls are born from it, preparing for incarnation in the manifest world, on earth. Therefore, this amulet was embroidered by pregnant women on sundresses and dresses so that they would have healthy offspring.

The light is a symbol that personifies two great fiery streams and their union: divine and earthly. This combination gives rise to a whirlwind of transformation, which helps to reveal the essence of being to a person through the knowledge of the most ancient foundations.

Valkyrie, Svarga, Svarozhich, Iglia

Let’s supplement the types of swastikas of the Slavs with the following.

Valkyrie is a talisman that protects honor, nobility, justice and wisdom.

This symbol was especially honored by the soldiers who defended their faith and their native land. It was used for the preservation of the Vedas by the priests as a security symbol.

Svarga is a sign of spiritual ascent, a heavenly path through multidimensional realities and areas located on the Golden Way to the world of Rule – the end point of the journey.

Svarozhich is a symbol of the power of Svarog, the god who preserves all the diversity of life forms in the universe in its original form. This sign protects intelligent forms from spiritual and mental degradation, as well as from destruction.

Iglia means the fire of creation, from which all the Universes arose, as well as the Yarila-Sun system in which we live. This image in amulets is considered a symbol of divine purity, which protects our world from darkness.

Rodimich, Rasic, Stribozhich, Vedara

Rodimich is a symbol of the power of the parent, who preserves in its original form in the Universe the law of continuity of the knowledge of tribal wisdom, from ancestors to descendants, from old to young. This amulet preserves the family memory reliably from generation to generation.

Rasich symbolizes the unity of the great Slavic race. The sign of Inglia, inscribed in the Multidimensional, has four colors, and not one, according to the color of the iris of the eyes of four genera: among the Rassen – fiery, among the Holy Russians – celestial, among the Kh’aryans – gold, among the Da’Aryans – silver.

Stribozhich is the symbol of the guardian priest, who conveys the ancient wisdom of childbirth. It preserves: the memory of the gods and ancestors, the culture of relationships, the traditions of the communities.

Vedara is a symbol of the guardian of the faith of the ancestors, who passes on the wisdom of the gods from generation to generation. This symbol helps to use and learn ancient knowledge for the benefit of faith and the prosperity of childbirth.

So, we examined the main swastikas of the Slavs and their meaning. Of course, this is not a complete list. There are 144 of them in total, as we have already mentioned. However, these are the main Slavic swastikas, and, as you can see, their meaning is very interesting. It turns out that our ancestors had a huge spiritual culture, transmitted to us in these symbols.

The black sun is another solar symbol

Considering the solar symbolism, it is impossible not to mention another sacred symbol – the black sun. In addition, it is perhaps the most mysterious and shrouded in myths and legends of all other signs.

The black sun is also a Slavic amulet with great magical power. It has an incredibly powerful sacred meaning, refers to the symbols of the Navi (the other world in which the dead live and darkness reigns).

Today, catastrophically little information is known about the exact origin of this sign. It is believed that initially only Slavic priests could use the black sun amulet when they performed various rituals. And for ordinary people, the symbol was inaccessible and strictly prohibited.

But everything changed 5000 years ago. Then the priests themselves were forced to give the amulet to humanity for the purpose of self-defense. The events took place in troubled times before the onset of the Night of Svarog, when Midgard-Earth was supposed to act. This was predicted by Perun himself.

Therefore, the priests had no choice but to give the power of the black sun to people. And allegedly it was thanks to this that humanity managed to survive in those terrible times, saving its civilization from destruction. So it was or not quite so, today it is no longer possible to establish, I suggest that you familiarize yourself with the more detailed meaning of this symbol.

The Slavic black sun is very closely connected with the ancestors. And not specifically your ancestors are meant, but we are talking about a broader meaning: they mean the ancestors-progenitors of the entire race of Slavic-Aryan peoples. And the amulet is designed to help a person comprehend the wisdom of the forefathers.

But the Slavs did not just associate the black sun with the ancestors. Also, as mentioned above, they believed in its powerful powers, which made it possible to use it in various mystical rituals. The symbol helped the Magi to establish a connection with the spirits. Of course, such an action has its consequences, which is why initially the sign was not available to everyone.

That’s not all: the symbol also allows you to distinguish truth from lies, which are disguised as truth. It helps to forget about your dark past, turning to a bright future, getting rid of a heavy moral burden. In addition, the black sun protects its owner from the influence of evil forces, contributes to a better knowledge of oneself, getting rid of false delusions and the manifestation of previously hidden talents.

But in order for the amulet not to destroy a person, but to really be useful to him, it is important to follow some rules. First of all, to have exceptionally bright, good intentions yourself. And also to have close ties with their ancestors: to honor their traditions, to be interested in the history of their kind.

Otherwise, in the absence of communication with the ancestors and the presence of impure thoughts, one should refuse to wear the talisman. After all, he is able to bring a person to madness and even destroy him. Such is it, the black sun – powerful, but not helping everyone.


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