Greek cross

Grechesky krest Greek cross - a cross the simplest form. On the ends of equal length. This sign (quadrata) - used since prehistoric times in many different meanings - as a symbol of the sun god, the god of rain, as a symbol of the elements of which created the world: air, earth, fire, water. In early Christianity, Greek cross symbolized Christ.

At the national flag of Greece this cross, white on a blue background, first appeared in 1820, symbolizing the fight against the Muslim Turks.