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The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 9

Fig. 74: Spiral Fylfot, from a Gotland Stone, Scandinaviacai134a3.gif (19604 bytes)

Fylfot spiral pattern from Gotland
The fylfot symbolizes of the four directions of the terrestrial cross as it turns around the pole. It also describes a journey on all sides of a sphere, such as the movement of the  first people around the world, emanating from a common origin. This was the meaning of the symbol among the first peoples of the American Southwest, the Anasazi. Originally the emblems of stone-age traveling people, such symbols have migrated throughout the world from earliest times.

In addition to the fylfot, the S-scroll is another symbol that has traveled all over the world. Similar patterns are found both in Celtic Britain and in South America.

Fig. 75: S-scroll, Silchester, British Celtic

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Fig. 76: S-scroll, Panama, Cocle

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Art: copyright Aidan Meehan 1983
 

The Celtic Art Coracle Vol 1
Contents Coracle Press 1983
ISSN 0828-8321 
All Rights Reserved
10.02.01edition
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