The Swastika - Good Luck Emblem?
Pictured is a postcard dated January 15th 1914. The description of the
photo on the back of the postcard states the following:
on Photo for a larger view.
"The Swastika" is the
oldest cross and emblem in the world. It forms a combination of four "L's"
standing for Luck, Light, Love and Life. It has been found in ancient Rome,
excavations of Grecian cities, on Buddist idols, on Chinese coins dated 315
B.C., and our own Southwest Indians use it as an amulet.
It is claimed that the Mound Builders and Cliff Dwellers of Mexico,
Central America, consider "The Swastika" a charm to drive away evil
and bring good luck, long life and prosperity to the possessor.
I thought that this was an interesting piece of history behind one of this
world's most hated symbols. This is another example of something that was meant
to symbolize something good used to symbolize evil, i.e. Adolph Hitler's regime.
1914 obviously outdates WWII.
Thanks to Steve Gary, a friend of mine who collects old postcards, for this piece of history.
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