- Hi Llama non,
The Goths got the swastika from the Romans who in their turn got it from
the eastern part of the realm. Remember the hellenic world that was
before them and it's boundaries. It is common in Roman artwork. In the
same way the Goths took the imperial peacocks from the Romans who got
them, I think, via Sassanidian influence. Sweden did in fact not exist
then, and the tribes up North in Scandinavia had for sure no earlier
contacts with this symbol, which was imported first by the Romans.
>Awiliudo thus! Is that Pontic as in the Anatolian kingdom of
>Pontus? And does that go for the swastikas too, or could the Goths
>have got them first from Sweden - whatever the ultimate origin was.