firstname.lastname@example.org (John E. Prussing) wrote in message news:<PjdQ7.email@example.com>... > In <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com.McMaster.CA (Zdislav V. Kovarik) writes: > > >In article <1f41ie9.1s7ffrpi9i12aNfirstname.lastname@example.org>, > >Victor Eijkhout <email@example.com> wrote: > >:UFO_Charlie <Dan@thernf.combobulate.com> wrote: > >: > >:> Also, as a sidenote, it should be noted that I in no way > >:> condone Naziism, or the display of the swastika symbol; in > >:> fact, I find both to be pretty repulsive. > >: > >:The swastika is far older than nazism. There are plenty of > >:displays of it in world art that are absolutely not > >:objectionable. > >: > >:V. > > >It was reported that Hitler found the symbol as a detail of a > >window painting in a Catholic church in Salzburg, and became > >fascinated by it. > > >ZVK(Slavek). > > That's interesting; I hadn't heard that. One often sees it referred to > as an ancient symbol. Its mirror image appears in very early (American) > Indian art.
Swatika was an old greek symbol, I think for good luck. It is created of 4 Gamma's. Gamma is also a greek symbol for the number 3. So it denotes the nubmer 12 (3*4=12) which was a number related to religion (12 gods)