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Yinon.P. ADMIN December 19, 2009
This group is dedicated to diverse representations of the Ancient Swastika, from all ancient cultures
Our aim is to clear the name of the Swastika, from the horrible association that the nazis gave it
No modern replicas or new representations, (especially no nazi stuff!), just the originals please. Thank you!
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Group Description

The swastika (from Sanskrit svástika) is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, in either right-facing (卐) form or its mirrored left-facing (卍) form. Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period and was first found in the Indus Valley Civilization of the Indian Subcontinent. It even occurs today in the modern day culture of India, sometimes as a geometrical motif and sometimes as a religious symbol. It also remains widely used in Eastern and Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

The word swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word svastika (in Devanagari स्वस्तिक), meaning any lucky or auspicious object, and in particular a mark made on persons and things to denote good luck. It is composed of su- (cognate with Greek ευ-, eu-), meaning "good, well"; and asti, a verbal abstract to the root as "to be" (cognate with the Romance copula, coming ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root svasti thus means "well-being".

The genesis of the swastika symbol is often treated in conjunction with cross symbols in general, such as the "sun wheel" of Bronze Age religion.

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