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50:16 · The ancient structure has been found both in pre-Columbian America and in Bronze Age Europe. In Europe it is especially associated with the Celtic tribes .
32:1 · An ideogram common in Scandinavia in the Viking era. Both this and its mirror image (the same sign, but with a counterclockwise rotation as seen from the centre of the sign) were used on Celtic vessels before the birth of Christ, and in many other areas. There is a structurally similar Mayan hieroglyph,
32:3 · The Tibetan symbol for the origins of the universe shows a seed of the universe rotating clockwise in the spiral of potential energy .
17:8 · As an old Italic deity of sowing and harvest, Saturn became the Roman god of agriculture, gardening and vineyard cultivation.
14:9 · A basic element in Western ideography, the clockwise spiral (starting from the middle) is strongly associated with water , power , independent movement , and migrations of tribes . The sign's association with water may rather focus recurring rainy seasons, than water in general. Well in accordance with the law of the polarity of meanings of elementary graphs
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26:30 · This sign is a common theme in folk art all over the earth, especially in the Nordic countries. It is likely that one of the earliest structures of this type was Phoenician. The sixpointed star is seen as a sun symbol by many semioticians, and is believed to be a sun symbol for the Celts.
28:29 · The above entry sign, but with a square in its middle, can be seen on a painting from the fifteenth or sixteenth century, a portrait of Vlad, the Pole Piercer, more commonly known as Count Dracula (from Rumanian dracu = devil).
30:55 · This is the Mantuan cross . The version here shown is the Eisernes Kreuz, the Iron Cross , a German Order medal.
30:24 · The sign for the Eastern star , i.e. the planet Venus as the Morning star. It is quite common among the tribal peoples in Africa and the Americas, and drawn both with and without a surrounding circle. For its historical background and origins, see