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what is the function for a swastica?
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Jan 27, 2002 11:31 AM



lydia
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Re: what is the function for a swastica?
Posted:
Dec 8, 2001 9:26 PM


prussing@uiuc.edu (John E. Prussing) wrote in message news:<PjdQ7.1555$tg4.18728@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu>... > In <9uqtn2$r53@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca> kovarik@mcmail.cis.McMaster.CA (Zdislav V. Kovarik) writes: > > >In article <1f41ie9.1s7ffrpi9i12aN%eijkhout@cs.utk.edu>, > >Victor Eijkhout <eijkhout@cs.utk.edu> 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)



