Slavic Swastika History for Discussion

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[ edit ] Slavic The swastika shape was also present in pre-Christian Slavic mythology . It was dedicated to the sun god Svarog and called kolovrat , ( Polish kołowrót ). In the Polish first Republic the symbol of the swastika was also popular with the nobility. White swastika painted on Vikings shield (reenacting, Bielsko-Biała , Poland) According to chronicles, Rus' prince Oleg, who in the 9th century had captured Constantinople, had nailed his shield (which had a large red swastika painted on it) to the city's gates. Several Polish noble houses, e.g. Boreyko, Borzym, and Radziechowski from Ruthenia, also had Swastikas as their coat of arms. The family had reached its greatness in the 14th and 15th centuries and its crest can be seen in many heraldry books produced at that time. For the Slavs the swastika is a magic sign manifesting the power and majesty of the sun and fire.it was often used as an ornament decorating ritualistic untensils of a cult cinerary urnes with ashes of the dead ones(pic.1).It was the symbol of power (in
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course RUS FSEM taught by Professor Galloway during the Fall '08 term at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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