Madonna's swastika Kerfuffle: Madonna has now entered the political sphere -- and unfortunately not in the vein of Hilary Clinton.
I personally prefer the Ukrainian official flag, and the emblem of Lviv—a kind looking lion—to a swastika.
Whenever or wherever a benediction or blessing is given, the swastika is used.
Of the many forms of the cross, the swastika is the most ancient.
But the most ancient and universal form of the cross is that of the swastika, or Fylfote.
Thus we have, according to him, the origin of the swastika, as shown in figs. 27 and 28.
Akin to the swastika, if not an evolution from it, was the Cross, made forever holy by the highest heroism of Love.
Professor Goodyear devotes an entire chapter to the swastika.
The literature relating to the swastika is too extended to permit of any adequate summary in these notes.
This, if true, relieves the swastika from all relation with the circle as a symbol of the sun.
Greek cross with arms bent at right angles, 1871 (later specifically as emblem of the Nazi party, 1932), from Sanskrit svastika-s, literally "being fortunate," from svasti-s "well-being, luck," from su- "well" + as-, root of asti "(he) is," which is from the same PIE root as Latin esse "to be" (see essence).
Also known as gammadion (Byzantine), cross cramponnee (heraldry), Thor's hammer, and, perhaps, fylfot. Originally an ancient cosmic or religious symbol thought to bring good luck. Use in reference to the Nazi emblem first recorded in English in 1932. The German word was Hakenkreuz, literally "hook-cross."