You must definitely know of the swastika. What is the deep connotation of the swastika? Religious or cultural? Is it among the good or evil symbols? Well, the swastika is both a cultural and a religious symbol, and it’s also in both realms of good and evil symbols. It is a prominent Hindu religious symbol primarily. It was however picked up by the Nazi just before and after WW2. Adolf Hitler propagated the misuse of the swastika symbol and thus gave it the impression it now has as an evil symbol. Take a necklace or medallion bearing a swastika symbol to a Hindu and he will bless you, take the same to a Jew and you will have your head cut of.
To the Hindu religion a Swastik, called Swastik, has a positive evocation of philosophy that goes as deep as the very depth of their faith. The same symbol has been used by many cultures across the world. The swastika symbol might be the single most popular cultural symbol of either good or evil based on the social context. Besides the Swastik or Swastika being a symbol of Hindu’s Brahma (one of the Trinity Godform), there are hundreds of other religious good and evil symbols in the Hindu religion. The good symbols include the wheel, Kalasha (vase), conch, bull, elephant, shell, sinh (Lion), lotus, mirror, Meen (fish), Dhwaja (Flag/Banner) and many others. The Hindu religion is indeed very rich in good and evil symbols.
Another prominent symbol and among the most common cultural good and evil symbols is the red hexagram. This is one of the most mysterious symbols in the world, with a score of names and a hundred interpretations across the world. Though primarily a Jewish symbol, it has of recent become a hated symbol all over the world for its association with Satanism and Freemasonry. Among the Jews, the red hexagram is called the ‘Star of David’, the ‘Seal of Solomon’ or the ‘Magden David’. Traditionally, it was a religious good symbol among the Jews – usually referred to as the symbol of Israel. Lately however, the symbol has become very occultist.
A similar symbol, but without the red shade, is called a Six Pointed Star. This symbol is shrouded by the mystery of ancient religions. For instance, the symbol was used by the Moloch and the Ashtoreth. It is thought to represent Satan. In any discourse of cultural good and evil signs, the six-pointed star is one of the most mysteriously evil symbols ever devised by man. It’s considered an equivalent evil symbol as the famous oriental symbol, Yin-and-Yang. This oriental symbol offers the Luciferian (From Lucifer) concept of a balance between good and evil where none should be condemned for they are equal. In this instance, the Yin-and-Yang and the Six Pointed Star rank high among the most controversial religious good and evil symbols, leaning more towards the evil side.
The world has also crafted a hundred and one symbols to depict victory over varying phenomena. The word victory conjures images of winning in battle, struggle and pursuit. Consequently, in most collections of good and evil symbols, most good signs have a denotation of victory. Most victory symbols have ancient origins in almost all cultures the world over. Some of these victory symbols include:
a) Conch shell among the Hindu
b) The peacock in many cultures and religions
c) The resurrection of Christ among Christians
d) The letter ‘V’
e) The two-finger sign of ‘V’
f) Mt Kailash for the Hindu
g) Goddess Victoria
h) The Greek goddess Nike
i) The victory banner
Victory is an English language word derived from ‘Victoria’, a Roman goddess of victory. This goddess is an equal to the Greek goddess, Nike. Nike was the gods’ personal charioteer during the Titan War. The V-letter also means victory and it was extensively used during WW2. The V symbol has also gained fame using two adjacent fingers of the right hand to denote victory. This sign appears in both spheres of good and evil symbols since in the occult it has very derogatory and blasphemous meanings.
Victory in the religious circles refers to divine victory. Divine victory, that is victory attained through divine assistance, is the central message in most religions. Divine victory thus becomes a very prominent inspiration of many a good over evil symbol. In this instance, the V symbol denotes victory of eternal light over evil darkness. Such a good over evil symbol includes the famous conch shell in Indian tradition. In most Indian spiritual practices today the conch shell still stands as the most significant good over evil symbol.
A victory ba nner is and has always been a military standard and insignia of victory. Ancient Indian warriors gave the insignia to its champions such as Sri Krishna during the battle of Mahabharata. Buddhists also use the victory banner and the summit of Mt. Meru as sanctions of Lord Buddha to denote victory over the universe and over evil. To Hindus actually, Mount Meru is the central axis of the earth. They also regard Mount Kailash in the Himalayas as another good over evil symbol.
The peacock among the Hindu is a good over evil symbol since even the heinous symbolic creature, the serpent, cannot kill a peacock. The peacock is totally immune to a serpent’s poison and thus the symbolic victory over evil (poison). To Christians, the peacock’s ability to renew its splendid feathers denotes immortality and the overcoming of sin. To Christians a serpent represents the devil or sin, since it is through the serpent (used by satan) that sin entered the world. Finally, the most significant good over evil symbol in Christianity is the resurrection of Christ Jesus. Christ’s victory over death is the single most glorious symbol of victory in the entire history of Christianity and of the world at large.
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