• The history of the swastika: From a sign of luck and fortune to a symbol of evil

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Three iterations of the swastika. From left: a swastika on a Nazi arm band, a swastika next to the Norse god Odin, and a swastika on a Buddha statue From left: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images, National Museum of Denmark, Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images
    The swastika is now an infamous sign of hatred, extremism, and genocide.
    But it has a long history and has been used by cultures worldwide to signify good fortune and luck.
    Carlsberg and Finnish Air used it in their branding before the Nazis hijacked it.
    Last week, historians in Denmark announced they...
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