An example of the Crux Gammata. Is a lunar symbol and is affiliated wth bhuddism and magic, mystery. Often genaric for the sauvastika the reverse of the swastika(the emblem the nazi's perverted). Used as a sacred symbol in most non-western cultures. The word is japanese in orgin.
The manji marks out temples on this Japanese map.
by Tengu Crooked nose November 01, 2003
The Crux Gammata. This symbol is also known as the swastika, a name derived from the Sanskrit svastika. As a symbol of prosperity and good fortune, the swastika was widely used in the ancient world. The swastika, known as the Manji in Japanese which moves in a counterclockwise direction stands for Night and Magical practices and is generally considered a solar symbol. It was this version that was perverted by the Nazis and used as their symbol.
I am so getting a manji tattooed on my back!
by Calintz June 12, 2003