Australia has a Swastika Stone of its own
In light of the recent claims of author Terry Deary, a design similar to the Ilkley Moor Swastika Stone has surfaced on rocks near Brisbane, Australia.
The design is etched into the face of a small boulder and measures 1090mm in height and 970mm in width. It closely resembles the design of the 'Camunian Rose' motif (based on a cross of nine cups surrounded by an interweaving groove), found in Valcomonica, Northern Italy.
The Swastika, sometimes known as the Fylfot, is a widely used symbol found all over Europe and Asia. In Britain, it is thought to have been a solar symbol and a symbol of the Celtic Goddess Brigit (also known as Brig, Brid, Bride, Brigantia and the christianised St Bridgit), but was previously unknown in Australia.
It is not known how old the carving is, but was discovered by the finder two years ago.
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Source: Personal Correspondence
Posted by Kozmik_Ken
3rd June 2004ce