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Very ancient symbol representing wealth and peace. From a graphic design point of view, one of the coolest logos ever created. High visual impact. Sexy, elegant, slick.

Also, ripped off by Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), failed artist, corporal in the austrian army and finally muppet dictator during his reign of terror, for use by the Axis, a joint effort by several countries worldwide to promote german tourism abroad. Nowadays it is used as a secret symbol to identify jerks, emotionally immature wanker death metal fans, sexually insecure homophobic rapists, disoriented working class kids , weekend freedom fighters, nostalgic bigot old farts and all kinds of radical football aficionados.
by dmt August 14, 2003
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Quite possibly the coolest symbol ever drawn but that asshole Hitler had to take it and it is now associated with Nazism. That sucks incredibly because if I ever wanted to have a symbol for whatever organization I had I would choose that but I guess that Hitler thought the same thing so now if I draw it (because it is fun to draw) everyone calls me a nazi.
Stupid Nazis had to take the swastika geez why couldn't they have chosen something stupid like a circle with a penis in it or something.
by soopahman March 26, 2007
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An ancient symbol in Eastern cultures to represent peace. Then Hitler came back and the dfinition of the swastika did a 180.
The different between the traditional swastika and the infamous Nazi symbol is that Hitler put his version at a 45 degree angle.
by army_azn March 17, 2005
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In the esoteric world the different variations of the Swatika has a deep spiritual meaning. In laymans terms it goes something like this: The horisontal line represets counciousness/mind. The vertical line represents energy. The four angeled "end lines" signify the movement of the Swastika. The righthand and lefthand schools of tantra disagree upon which versions of the Swastika is beneficial or not. But they are in agreement that the one spinning clockwise represents creation, and the other the movement back to pure consciousness. The lefthand tantrikas rejoice in finding illumination through entering the world fully. Maxing the stimulation of all senses until transcendence occurs. The righthand tantrikas seek to withraw from the world to find unity with the Parama Purusha (supreme counciousness). Hence the quarrel which version of the Swastika is the "good" one.
The swastika is an integral part of the symbol of the tantric cult Ananda Marga, and the centerpiece of the Great Lamen of the magickal order Vajra Ordo Templi Orientis.
by Shri Gurudev SvaBhavaNath February 03, 2008
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Ancient sanskrit symbol of peace, prosperity and welfare. Today, most in the west asociate it with racism due to its use in Nazi germany. What a shame
by Bigrattus June 12, 2003
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Although it is commonly believed the swastika originates from Hindu and Indian culture, there is also evidence that it was used by ancient Aryan/Indo-Eurpoean tribes as a symbol of the Sun; the Sun being a subject of worship by the ancient tribes.

It is not unnatural that the swastika was a significant symbol in both Indo-European and Sanskrit cultures sinse the two had a considerable amount of ties.

It also seems logical that Hitler would use a symbol connected to Aryan culture.
There are still uncertainties as to where exactly Hitler acquired his idea of the swastika.
by Rouben May 06, 2006
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was actually a hindu symbol of peace until that bitch adolf hitler took it, flipped it in a different direction, and claimed it was his. He took a great symbol and made it one of death and destruction
Whoever thinks the swastika is a nazi symbol is an idiot.
Whoever thinks the swastika is a hindu symbol is smart.
by this website is ruined January 05, 2006
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