Could the Swastika Really be a Christian Symbol?

There is no other symbol in the world that strikes fear and loathing in the ignoramus than the swastika.  It originated in ancient Indo-European culture and spread to non-Aryan countries as well.  It symbolized positive connotations from life and good fortune to power and strength.  The word ‘swastika’ is Sanskrit and means “to be good or well.”  Did not God call His Creation “good”?  It predated Egyptian and Asian usage and certainly National Socialism with the following examples (left to right); Etruscan pendant, Bolsena, Italy, 700-650BC; Greek silver coin, Corinth, 6th century BC; swastikas on the vestments of the effigy of Bishop William Edington (died 1366AD) in Winchester Cathedral.

Hooked cross emblem on Etruscan pendant, Bolsena, Italy, 700-650BC Hooked cross symbol on Greek silver coin, Corinth, 6th century BC Swastikas on the vestments of the effigy of Bishop William Edington (died 1366AD) in Winchester Cathedral
There is speculation that Hitler chose the swastika because as a boy he frequently saw the symbol in a church in Lambach, Austria The Swastica symbol can be found in many churches throughout Europe

There is speculation that Hitler chose the swastika because as a boy he frequently saw the symbol in a church in Lambach, Austria; even though Orwellian thought police call it a “myth.”  Nevertheless, this symbol can be found in many churches throughout Europe.

Some Christian researchers have found evidence that the Hooked Cross was the predominant symbol found in the Christian catacombs of Rome in the 1st century after the ascension of Christ.  German linguists found a similarity between Sanskrit and all European languages and thus the theory of Indo-European origins.  This created an attraction and keen interest not only with Hitler, but many German scholars also.  In Christian Identity we suspect that the early Adamic society had a proximity to India (from the Tarim Basin) and the caste system, which we hear so much about; it was, no doubt, the separation of Adamites from non-Adamites.

Ann Kingsley wrote at

“This is what my research into the innate symbolism of the straight–sided cross and the swastika yielded.  Bear in mind that in the past few years some of the information on the internet has been buried by those with an agenda.  However, when I originally did my research on the internet (about 10 years ago) regarding the innate symbolism for the straight-sided cross, the symbolic meaning is “life”.  Likewise, when I did my research on the swastika with a key word search of Vedas + swastika, the meaning is “wholeness”, the most predominant feature of which is “eternal Life”.  Ten years ago the swastika was mentioned by several web page listings as the symbol predominantly found in the Christian catacombs of Rome. The reason that it was the most predominantly found symbol is that Jesus Christ’s teachings were above all about “eternal life”. When you look at the swastika, you see that it can actually be turned – rolled – rolled on forever and ever, which is why the straight-sided cross becomes the swastika when one desires to depict “eternal life” as opposed to “life”.  Jesus Christ used what was universally known as the symbol for “eternal life” and passed it on to his followers, who then etched it into the walls of the catacombs and on the tombs. Some of today’s Christians are trying to explain away the swastikas in the catacombs as an attempt to disguise the cross due to Roman persecution of the Christians. I find this to be a very sad betrayal of Jesus Christ’s teachings, since Jesus Christ’s mission was that of a path to “eternal life.”

The German (and Austrian) postwar criminal code makes the public showing of the Hakenkreuz (the hooked Christian Cross i.e. swastika) and other National Socialist symbols illegal and punishable.  It is even censored from the lithographs on boxes of model kits, and the decals that come in the box.  And people like Ernst Zundel can be extradited from Canada to Germany and put on trial for “Holocaust denial,” and spend 5 years in jail.  A fundamental principle of justice was denied Zundel when the Canadian court concluded, “The truth in some absolute sense really plays no role. Rather, it is the social context in which the message is declared and heard which will determine the effect that the communication will have on the listener.”  Because of the injustice jews have leveled against Positive Christianity, our symbols of Jesus Christ are denied; they will call good evil.  The legacy that Hitler’s Germany left us, the heritage that antichrists will take away from us was and is: “love thy neighbor as thyself.”  And non-Whites are not biblically our neighbor!  It wasn’t about helping the ungodly and those who were helping themselves to what did not belong to them.  It was all about self denial and helping your racial kindred and thus healing your nation.  The assertion that they wanted to subjugate the world under German rule was absurd; they only wanted to be left alone in peace to build and prosper a great Western civilization; to make Germany great again.  Imperialism is by far more justly applied to the British Empire, where the sun never sets (circa 19th and early 20th century).  Just the opposite was true for jews who did want to rule the world without Christ, and Germany felt the brunt of jewish subjugation like no other Western industrialized nation after WWI under the stranglehold of the Versailles Treaty and the auspices of international banking.

So why did Germany need a new symbol that would later be demonized as no other symbol ever?  Well, they needed something to counter the ‘Hammer and Sickle’ of Bolshevik terrorism controlled by the ‘Star of Molech.’  Again, the eternal conflict between Jacob-Israel and Esau-Edom reached a political meltdown when the true Israelites developed zero tolerance for what was blatantly ruining their nation-race.  And it was spiritual in nature; the spiritual warfare preceded physical war.  Hitler indeed was critical of catholic and Lutheran body politics for their failure to help White Christians in their hour of desperation and economic depression, but he never repudiated the teachings of Christ.

Mark Downey

The Swastika    (by Ann Goddard)

The following information has been gathered to show that the Swastika is in fact, an ancient symbol of the
Aryans and Christianity, with it only from 1918 to WWII becoming an emblem of the Third Reich, the German
State and Party. The beginning of the use as a German symbol of the National Socialist Workers Party
(NSDAP), was with its adoption in 1919-1920, with Sept. 15, 1935 as the date when the black Swastika on a white
circle with a crimson (red) background became the national flag of Germany. Historically however, its use began in
1910 when Guido von List, a poet and nationalist ideologist, suggested the use of the symbol as a rallying point,
which it became in 1919-20 due to it being an ancient Aryan symbol, and Germany being an ancient as well as a
modern Aryan people.

There are two opposite forms of the Swastika- a design which is one of the earliest known symbols to have
been made by man, and one of the most widespread among primitive peoples… “This symbol or ornament is of
primitive origin and is generally assumed to have represented either the sun (in her daily rotation) or a sacred fire,
flame or light (as a flash of lightening).” One form is with arms bent forward and the other – with arms bent

In the Funk and Wagnalls under “Fylfot”, it states the cross arms of the backward Swastika are bent backwards or counter-clockwise. This explanation is due to this form being used during the persecution of Christians, to hide or create a false impression and was called the Crux Dissimulata. This form of the Swastika is marked on many early Christian tombs, as a veiled symbol of the cross and was found in theChristian catacombs of Rome and thought to signify Christ as the power of the world.

Before the time of the emperor Constantine in the 4th century, Christians were extremely reticent about
portraying the cross because too often a display of it might expose them to danger. After Constantine converted to
Christianity, he abolished crucifixion as a death penalty and promoted as symbols of the Christian faith, both the
cross and the chi-rho or written monogram of the name of Christ.

Another reference to this disparity says – “the left-hand swastika, which moves in a counter-clockwise
direction, supposedly stands for night, and the terrifying goddess Kali and magical practices.”

Normal pictures of the ancient Aryan, and later “Christian” mankind’s symbolism, show the arms of the
cross (Swastika…also written as swastica, suastika, and svastika) going clockwise, or to the right – the direction
indicated by the sun-wheel.

The Swastika is described in “Tracing Our White Ancestors” by F. Haberman, as a Cross with wings or a
Revolving Cross … one of the earliest forms and stands as the universal symbol of Divine victory.

The Swastika used by Adolf Hitler as a symbol of the German people’s struggle (with red as the social idea
of the movement, white the nationalistic idea, and the black Swastika as the mission of the struggle for the victory
of Aryan man), is that shown from ancient times – of a clockwise motion – representing the sun or enlightenment.
In Mein Kamf, it was shown as the resurrection and revival of national life, and was of a regular Greek cross of
even length arms, with the end (or last quarter) bent forward. Another name used was “Hakenkreuz” derived from
Hak = a hook or an axe; and Kreuz= a cross. This right hand Swastika (or arms moving clockwise) is said among
the Jainas … a Hindu religious creed resembling Buddhism, founded about 500 B.C. in which it teaches reverence
of wise and good men and respect for animals … that it also is to remind the worshipper by its four arms, of the four
possible places of rebirth – in the animals or plant world, in hell, on earth, or in the spirit world.

The Aryan race from the time of its apparent origin, considered a cross as connected to Life in the hereafter.
In the Crolier Encyclopedia under India – Aryan period … it establishes the coming of the Aryan, or nobleman,
entering India through Afghanistan in successive waves, around 2050 B.C., and it lists Sanskrit as the language of
the Aryans, which became the medium of religious expression throughout the land. It says they were the same stock
as the Persians, and spoke a language similar to Persian, Greek, Latin, Teutonic and Slavonic.

All of Haberman’s “Tracing Our White Ancestor’s” Chapter VI, shows how the Swastika as a cross, is
related to Yahweh in that “Cross” is traced to the Sumerian word Garza which means “Scepter or Staff of God”
with early Sumerians deriving their culture from the Adamic immigrants, and that the visible sun was worshipped as
the symbol of the Creator. The connection between Aryan – Indian Vedas – and One-God and Creator, is shown in
the passage from the Indian Vedas of:

“Indra hath helped his Aryan worshippers
In frays that win the Light of Heaven.
He gave to his Aryan men the godless, dusky race:
Righteously blazing he burns the malicious away.”
“Indra alone hath tamed the dusky races
And subdued them for the Aryans.”

Crosses have been found in the East as far back as 3000 B.C., but it’s doubtful that Sumerians had crosses
prior to 2300 when the Aryans came.

The Hindus (as well as Jainas) use the righthanded Swastika to mark the opening pages of their account
books, thresholds, doors, and offerings – due to their belief that it is a symbol of prosperity and good fortune …
with the word being derived from the Sanskrit “svastika” meaning “conducive to wellbeing.” It was a favorite
symbol of ancient Mesopotamian coinage; it has been discovered on Etruscan necropolises (cemetery), on
Corinthian coins, on carved rocks in Sweden and Celtic stones in Britain. It appeared in early Christian and
Byzantine art, becoming known as the Gammadion cross, or crux Gammata.

The Gammadion (or Swastika) is comprised of the “gamma” – or 3rd capital letter in the Greek alphabet,
which consisted of two lines at right angles to each other, with the Gammadion resulting as a figure when the foot
of these four are joined, and radiate from the center, with many of the mystical writers of earlier days having seen
this form as a symbol of Christ as the cornerstone, with four evangelists around Him, and as a sign in the other
cultures that Christ was really coming. It is also known in Teutonic cultures such as Germany, as the hammer of
Thor (with Thor being the Gothic name for the Messiah, or God … Jehovah (Yahweh).

It occurred in South and Central America (among the Mayas); in India where it continues to be the most
widely used and auspicious symbol of the Hindus, Jainas and Buddhists.

For thousands of years, it has been used as a symbol of the sun, of infinity, of continuing re-creation, as well
as a decorative motive (motif’) in the Americas, China, Egypt, Greece, and Scandinavia. It has been found on
textiles of the Inca period; on relics unearthed on the site of Troy; in Finland and Estonia. Webster’s lists it as a
mystic symbol among various North American Indian tribes – principally among the Navajos; and is found in
hieroglyphic writings on cave walls of the ancient Anasazi Indians of Arizona. It is in India and Persia, with the
Buddhist migration carrying it to China and Japan. It was also used by Polynesians but was unknown in Australia
and was rare in Africa. It is usually interpreted as a sun or fire symbol, but in Norse mythology, it may have
symbolized the hammer of god Thor.

The Swastika appears among the signs incised on blocks of the Minoan palaces of Phaestus and Cnossus;
upon Neolithic pottery found in S. Italy; and also, in the lake villages and Neolithic remains in France and central
Europe. (Neolithic = of or the later part of the Stone Age during which man developed polished stone tools and
weapons, raised cattle etc.) It is found in fretwork (interlaced weavings) in the ornamental patterns of woven
“Indian” blankets, rugs, headdresses. And American Indians (North, Central & South) used it extensively as a
decorative design in painting, carving, weaving and embroidery. It has been found on altars, figures, urns, vases,
utensils, pottery, weapons, shields – even found on spindle whorls. It is a symbol of good luck, good wishes,
blessings … a lucky symbol, talisman or omen. It is found on Buddha’s footsteps as one of the eight auspicious
signs, while the Celts used it to symbolize a thunder god bringing good luck.

When you read the encyclopedias on these things, you realize how much of historic records are conjecture
changed and re-changed by those with different viewpoints .. such as Christ depicted (i.e. while on the cross) to be
with eyes wide open manifesting the Godhead, whereas the 9th Century artists stressed his suffering and death.
Romanesque crucifixes often show a royal crown upon Christ’s head, but later Gothic types replaced it with a
crown of thrones. Someone had to be wrong or using their imagination.

Symbology undergoes continual change. Many ancient Christian symbols (e.g. the fish) had long lost their
recognition value or had been pushed into the background. With the renewal of ancient Christian symbolism in
modern times, they have had a reevaluation. The ancient Christian triangle and the eye as recently used in
Christianity are relative new symbols for God. (e.g. the symbol on the back of the $1 bill (fed.note). The old and
formerly very meaningful religious symbolic representations are usually depicted as signs, abbreviations, images
and object of all kinds that indicate a larger context. In this category belong the simplified or abstract forms of
objects of nature or other objects and geometrical forms, as well as colors, letters, and numbers. The circle, the disk,
the rosette, or the swastika, for example, may symbolize the sun, universe, or a star. The square and the cross may
symbolize the Earth or the four cardinal points; the wreath, the labyrinth, the spiral, the plait, and the knot indicate
eternity, the flow of time, or a magical spell.

Many theorists suggest the Swastika represents a revolving wheel, and symbolizes the great sun-god.
Swastika, or Fylfot (one of the several names) is the emblem of the wheel or cycle of life. The cross with the four
arms signifies the four “winds”, i.e. the quaternary or four lower planes of nature which are the arena of the soul’s
development during the cycle. The cross having four equal arms, meant (for all ancient peoples), the four elements
(earth, air, water, and fire).

The Buddhists believe it to be the symbol of total spiritual resignation. It has been suggested that the Swastika
was originally a pictography of the sun revolving. The American Indians are also generally supposed to have
regarded it as the symbol of the rules of winds and waters.

The Swastika has been found as an ornamental pattern in Europe since the Bronze Age, and in Asia since the
3rd millennium B.C. (2400 to 3000 B.C.) Although traced in pre-Aryan Europe, it is primarily an Aryan sun symbol.

A collection of Crosses found in pre-Christian Britain, and their identity, proves they and their owners came
from the East. Swastikas have been found in the ruins of ancient Troy, in India, in Britain, on the Newton Stone of
Aberdeenshire, and the monument in Wigtownshire; even in the massive ruins of the Inca civilization in Peru,
proving that civilization derived its origins from the early Aryan Phoenician sea rovers.