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The sun wheel in ancient and modern Paganism

The sun wheel is a potent symbol of the cycles of the seasons including the concept of death and rebirth. Several variations exist of this ancient symbol such as a circle with a dot in the center and a circle divided into six parts.

The Fylfot

One of the most controversial sun symbols is the fylfot also known as the swastika, which was distorted by the Nazi Regime for its own dishonorable ends. One theory is that the Nazis used the symbol to draw on a sense of pride the German people had for their heritage in order to use that pride for genocide. The swastika also has roots in India and relates to the sun and Hindu god Vishnu.

Read the original article at: Examiner

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