Origin of swastika
Examples from the Web for swastika
Contemporary Examples of swastika
I personally prefer the Ukrainian official flag, and the emblem of Lviv—a kind looking lion—to a Swastika.Why Are Swastikas Hot In West Ukraine?
October 17, 2014
Madonna's Swastika Kerfuffle: Madonna has now entered the political sphere -- and unfortunately not in the vein of Hilary Clinton.Diane von Furstenberg Bests Wintour on Forbes List; Madonna's Swastika Kerfuffle
The Daily Beast
August 23, 2012
Historical Examples of swastika
It is also called Gammadium, and more commonly known as Swastika.Carpentry for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
It was but an ornamental pattern which fortuitously had the resemblance of Swastika.
I do not assert that the Swastika is very common on hut urns, which are often undecorated.
Thus we have, according to him, the origin of the Swastika, as shown in figs. 27 and 28.
The Swastika was in use in Japan in ancient as well as modern times.
Word Origin for swastika
Greek cross with arms bent at right angles, 1871 (later specifically as emblem of the Nazi party, 1932), from Sanskrit svastika-s, literally "being fortunate," from svasti-s "well-being, luck," from su- "well" + as-, root of asti "(he) is," which is from the same PIE root as Latin esse "to be" (see essence).
Also known as gammadion (Byzantine), cross cramponnee (heraldry), Thor's hammer, and, perhaps, fylfot. Originally an ancient cosmic or religious symbol thought to bring good luck. Use in reference to the Nazi emblem first recorded in English in 1932. The German word was Hakenkreuz, literally "hook-cross."