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Landers
Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 05:19 PM
What is the Kolovorot symbol? I believe it is Slavonic? And what does Kolovorot mean?

I have read that:


"It's one from forms of solar crest, the most ancient spiritual symbol in the world, representative eternal movement - constant flow in Nature, interdependency of elements, symbol of universe rotation around inviolable centre."

http://musical-hall.com/products_pictures/kolovorot-68.jpg
http://www.pasifagresif.com/wp-content/uploads/goi_1.jpg http://www.pasifagresif.com/wp-content/uploads/goi_4.jpg
http://www.velesova-sloboda.org/album/pictures/kolovorot/kolovorot_2.jpg
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:r2EArEwWvXNfqM:http://www.tsogu.ru/media/photos/2009/12_21/kolovorot-rezba.jpg&t=1
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Gp5g_1tmyS8/SwWzi0DrYsI/AAAAAAAACLk/Hj9s1GCyBqY/s400/vlcsnap-2009-11-19-22h03m16s65.png
http://oberegy.com/images/products/product_info/kolovorot2_600.jpg

Northern Paladin
Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Yes, it is indeed Slavonic


Kolovrat or kolowrat (also Colovrat, sometimes anglicized as Collowrath) means spinning wheel in a number of Slavic languages (contemporary or archaic meaning): "kolo" means "wheel", "vrat" is the stem for "turning/spinning/etc." It may also be an archaic form of the East Slavic word kolovorot for "brace". Kolo symbolizes the Sun

So I think it symbolizes the cycle of the sun.

Landers
Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Thanks to your quote and that spelling I found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolovrat_(symbol)#Slavic

Many thanks!

Northern Paladin
Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 06:55 PM
Thanks to your quote and that spelling I found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolovrat_(symbol)#Slavic

Many thanks!

I knew they were somehow related.

Grey
Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Obvious sun wheel. Look at it in terms of a fylfot or a black sun.

Landers
Sunday, September 19th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Here is a nice renditions, but I cannot read the first one...

http://www.arkona.sk/other/symboly/kolovrat.jpg

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/4126/kolovrat2bignt8.jpg

http://www.wulflund.com/images_items/slavic-greybeard-kolovrat_3.jpg

http://www.gormelia.cz/images_items/silver-kolovrat-slavic-sun-wheel-pendant-ag-925_2.jpg

http://www.postifoto.ee/crash/img/kolovrat.jpg

http://www.wulflund.com/images_items/kolovrat-slavic-sun-wheel-pendant-leather_2.jpg

Siegmund
Sunday, September 19th, 2010, 10:41 PM
I cannot read the first one...

http://www.arkona.sk/other/symboly/kolovrat.jpg

Slovak text
Kolovrat reprezentuje Slnko a je symbolom boha Svaroga. Predstavuje silu, dôstojnosť slnka a ohňa. Je to symbol moci svetskej, ako aj nadpozemskej. "Kolo" znamená koleso a "vrat" je točiť. Kolovrat predstavuje nekonečný cyklus zrodu a zániku. Kolo, ktoré sa nikdy nezastaví znamená kolobeh života v našom svete.

English translation
The kolovrat [spinning wheel] represents the Sun and is a symbol of the god Svarog. It represents strength, dignity, sun and fire. It is a symbol of secular as well as spiritual power. "Kolo" means wheel, and its "vrat" [spokes] are turning. The kolovrat represents the endless cycle of birth and deaths. [Each turn of] the wheel is a cycle of life in our world.

Fyrgenholt
Sunday, September 19th, 2010, 11:20 PM
I always thought of the Kolovrat as correlating with the Swatztika/Fylfot, sunwheel and so on.

Life, death, rebirth, the turning of the wheel, the journey of the sun, the changing of the seasons. Something I understand as being related, also, to fate (symbolism coincides with the concept, and indeed the physicality, of weaving, the etymological roots of terminology such as wyrd etc).

Grimsteinr
Monday, September 20th, 2010, 03:34 PM
I always thought of the Kolovrat as correlating with the Swatztika/Fylfot, sunwheel and so on.

Life, death, rebirth, the turning of the wheel, the journey of the sun, the changing of the seasons. Something I understand as being related, also, to fate (symbolism coincides with the concept, and indeed the physicality, of weaving, the etymological roots of terminology such as wyrd etc).

Two criss-crossed Swastikas, or "Turning Sun-wheels".

Landers
Monday, October 4th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Is their an historical basis or find, for the below symbol in either of its designs?

http://www.pasifagresif.com/wp-content/uploads/goi_1.jpg http://www.gormelia.cz/images_items/silver-kolovrat-slavic-sun-wheel-pendant-ag-925_2.jpg

I ask because the below:

Gotland Stone Spiral
Standing Stone
Gotland, Sweden
7th Century
http://www.urweg.com/list/pendants/gotland%20stone%20spiral.jpg