Swastika Open Court

From the book " The Open Court" 1887
FYLFOT^ is an old English word which is supposed to be a cor-ruption of the Anglo-Saxon fcower fot, i. e., four-foot. Thechange was perhaps effected because of its resemblance to theSaxon felafot, corresponding to the modern German Vielfuss, orperhaps to the Y. fly foot, and it denotes a peculiar form of anequilateral cross with ends turned (Lpj) which among the Germanictribes is said to have been sacred to Thor, the thunder-god, and istherefore, rightly or wrongly, also called the hammer-mark of Thor

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