OF SWANS AND SWASTIKAS – Avian Creatures in Celtic Artistic Compositions

UD: October 2018

 

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“In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind”.

(da Vinci)

 

 

The enigmatic bronze objects known as ‘Horn Caps’ were produced exclusively by the Celtic tribes in England and Wales during the mid-late Iron Age (ca. 300 – 43 BC). Despite various theories defining them as ceremonial staff-heads, a finial for ceremonial seats or chariot elements (although no examples have ever been discovered in chariot burials), the exact purpose of such objects remains unclear…

 

FULL ARTICLE:

https://www.academia.edu/29157809/OF_SWANS_AND_SWASTIKAS_A_Celtic_Horn_Cap_with_Zoomorphic_Swastika_Decoration_from_Essex_England

 

 

 

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THE SWASTIKA IN IRON AGE EUROPEAN CULTURE

UD: December 2018

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The Tetraskelion, Grammadion or, most commonly in modern usage, Swastika (from Sanskrit svastika-, sú – meaning “good, well” and ásti “it is”), composed of an equilateral cross with its arms bent at 90 degree angles (and variants thereof), is a common geometric symbol in all Indo-European…
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FULL ARTICLE:

https://www.academia.edu/15170255/THE_TETRASKELION_SWASTIKA_IN_IRON_AGE_CELTIC_CULTURE

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