Svastika Swastika - Odin of the oldest and, in the twentieth century, the most controversial characters.

The name comes from the Sanskrit word "su" ( "good") and "asti" ( "Genesis"). The character is widely distributed and often associated with the Sun. Swastika - the sun wheel.

Swastika - a symbol of revolution around a fixed point. Rotation, from which life arises. In China swastika (Lei-Wen), once symbolized the light side, and then acquired the value of ten thousand (the number of infinity). Sometimes, a swastika was called "the seal of the Buddha's heart".

It was believed that the swastika brings happiness, but only when its ends bent clockwise. If the ends bent counter-clockwise, the swastika is called sausvastikoy and has a negative impact.

Swastika - Odin of the earliest symbols of Christ. In addition, the swastika was a symbol of many gods: Zeus, Helios, Gera, Artemis, the Torah, Agni, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and many others.

In Masonic tradition swastika - the symbol of evil and misfortune outlet.

In the twentieth century the swastika has acquired a new meaning, or the swastika Hakenkreuz ( "hooked cross") became a symbol of Nazism. Since August 1920 was the swastika used in Nazi banners, badge, armband. In 1945, all forms of the swastika had been banned the Allied occupation authorities. For the most part, residents of Russia swastika - a symbol of war, the evil of Nazism...