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Was used by many ancient cultures, some cultures it was used to show that the earth was round and no matter what direction you went you would end up atbyour starting point eventually, some it was a symbol of peace and unity, and others was the symbol of the sun.

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Originally from Indus River civilisation (the root origin of modern Hinduism0, CLOCKWISE rotating swastika was the symbol for auspicious female energy.<br />
Buddhism and Jainism use the symbol with similar meaning. <br />
In East Asia the swastika represents eternity and Buddhism, with the female energy signifying compassion and unconditional loving kindness.

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it was an ancient symbol before the Nazis changed it's visual concept forever.<br />
Once used to symbolize power, goodness, life, good luck.<br />
It now only conjures up negative images, fear and death.

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Its a hindu indian symbol which means power .. the nazis use inverted swastika i guess

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Tibetan symol for peace i think?

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i was taught that ancient Hindus used the swastika as a good luck symbol which represented the human social body. each branch of the swastika symbolizes a cosmic body part of the gods as the story of creation is told in the Rg Veda: head/priests/brahamin; arms/warrior/ksatriya; torso/merchants/vaisya; and feet/workers/shudra. the swastika was a reminder of one's dharma.

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The best desc<x>ription of the meaning of the original, ancient swastika symbol came from Joseph Campbell, who said it represented luck and bounty, specifically with regard to the hunt. The lines of the swastika itself are to represent the antlers of 4 deer, elk, etc., cycling in a circle.

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Many varieties of it existed, all predating the Nazis. It's been seen among some Native American symbols, too.

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Wasn't it some kind of talisman? Hitler dabbled in the occult, so by using it for his logo he felt like he was wielding magic powers. He was such a douche.

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I have heard it was a perverted cross.

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got'cha

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