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The Swastika
The Swastika The Swastika The word swastika is derived from the Sanskrit svastika, meaning lucky or auspicious object, and in particular a mark made on persons and things to denote good luck. The Swastika has an extensive history and is truly an ancient world symbol. The swastika is used in religious and civil ceremonies in India and was introduced to Southeast Asia by Hindu kings. The symbol also has an ancient history in Europe, appearing on artifacts from pre-Christian European cultures.The Swastika It was also adopted independently by several Native American cultures. In antiquity, the swastika was used extensively by the Indo-Aryans, Hittites, Celts and Greeks. It occurs in other Asian, European, African and Native American cultures sometimes as a geometrical motif, sometimes as a religious symbol.

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