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Swastics Birth?

Post by Otto Krienert » 27 Sep 2002 19:27

Ive read and been told many times that the swastica has a fluent history. Could someone enlightin me on its past "users" and wheres its been and gone. Thanks...

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Post by dirtysanchez84 » 27 Sep 2002 19:37

You can sometimes see a reverse swastica on Buhda's stomach, I've seen this on numerous sculptures and statues.

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Post by dirtysanchez84 » 27 Sep 2002 19:38

There is also a book called "My obsession with the swastica" that talks about swasticas throughout history.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 27 Sep 2002 19:39

Try these websites:

http://www.manwoman.net/swastika/
http://www.intelinet.org/swastika/
http://www.luckymojo.com/swastika.html

And if you'd think people find 'thirdreichforum' appalling, just look at this URL: ;)
http://www.swastika.com/

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 27 Sep 2002 19:40

BTW, Marcus - didn't you have a Carsberg Elefant Swastika picture?

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Post by Marcus » 27 Sep 2002 20:07

Christian Ankerstjerne wrote:BTW, Marcus - didn't you have a Carsberg Elefant Swastika picture?
Here is a photo of the elephant:

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Post by Sam H. » 27 Sep 2002 20:15

So what is the origin of the swastika? I always thought it was the nazi's, but if you find in on an old elephant, wow ...

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Post by Daniel L » 27 Sep 2002 20:16

interesting, where is that? stockholm?

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Post by Marcus » 27 Sep 2002 20:20

Edmonton Girls Hockey Team (1916)
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US Postcard from the 1920s
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current flag of the Finnish president
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 27 Sep 2002 20:54

charlie don't surf wrote:interesting, where is that? stockholm?

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Copenhagen - along with Carlsberg ;)

I saw a symbol very close to a swastika on a train decoration (not grafitti), which clearly wasn't intended. I wonder if anyone has spotted this...

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Post by Daniel L » 27 Sep 2002 21:00

There's a swastika on Rockelstad slott (castle) in sweden. For those that have read my posts about Göring know that this is the place where he met Karin von Rosén. Anyway, on the ceiling there's a swastika painted, some people speculate that this is the place where the swastika was picked up.

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Post by Marcus_Sweden » 27 Sep 2002 21:07

The Swastika (also called Fylfot, Teutonic Cross, Gammadion, Croix Gammé or Mundilfari) is a very ancient symbol. the indians had it in india, the asians, the celts, the vikings etc. the swasticas rotation can be differnet and each has a differnt meaning..like a clockwise rotating swastica is representing the powers of light and vice cersa. The clockwise rotating Swastika is the solar cross, it's opposite is Meulnir or Mjöllnir, the hammer of the thunderer Donar (called Thor in Scandinavia). The sun gives life, while Meulnir is a powerful destructive weapon that is used against the enemies of the Asen (the Teutonic gods). This shows that in Heathen thinking the hypocrite good/bad mentality is transcendented, since the "powers of darkness" are only "negative" to the enemies of the Asen, the Jotun.
The third reich used the swastica too, but they adapted it from the swastica used by the Thule Society (Thulegesellschaft). they used a more rounded swastica. the thule society was more or less what the NSDAP rose from and certainly took much of it's ideology from. many later NSDAP officals and Military officers were memebers of the Thulegesellschaft.

before it became very stigmatic, the swastica was used by coca-cola as a symbol, various sports teams, colleges, californian fruit companys

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Post by Daniel L » 27 Sep 2002 21:13

The ASEA company used it before world war two.
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swedish

Post by Marcus_Sweden » 27 Sep 2002 21:17

some finnish air company used it too even after the war, but i can't remmeber their name right now

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Post by Antti V » 27 Sep 2002 22:00

Also ASEA (Swedish company) had it on its business symbol until 1933, IIRC

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