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    What is the Kolovorot Symbol?

    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."






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    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.

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    Thanks to your quote and that spelling I found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolovrat_(symbol)#Slavic

    Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landers View Post
    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.

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    Obvious sun wheel. Look at it in terms of a fylfot or a black sun.

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    Here is a nice renditions, but I cannot read the first one...












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    Quote Originally Posted by Landers View Post
    I cannot read the first one...

    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.

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    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).

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    Well, to me it looks like.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenwulf View Post
    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".

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    Is their an historical basis or find, for the below symbol in either of its designs?



    I ask because the below:

    Gotland Stone Spiral
    Standing Stone
    Gotland, Sweden
    7th Century

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