Ancient History of Celtic Cross, Equal Arm Cross and Others
The Latin cross, crux immissa, crux capitata. The latin word
crux is derived from "cruciare", meaning to torture. This cross
since at least one thousand years has been the Western world's symbol
par excellence. It is chiefly associated with the torture and
killing of Jesus Christ, and thus with the Christian religion and
Before the time of Jesus, the cross represented,
among other things, the staff of Apollo, the sun god, son of Zeus,
and appeared for instance on ancient coins.
Crosses with arms of equal length (the equal arm cross) were used frequently since
time immemorial in pre-Columbian America, the Euphrates-Tigris
region, and other parts of the world. That cross seems to have
been associated with the sun and the powers that controlled the
weather. In Babylon, the equal arms cross was considered one of
the attributes of Anu, god of the heavens. In the mighty Assyrian empire,
which seems to have originated as a Babylonian colony in
the second millennium B.C., the sun cross in the wheel cross form
of and was one of the attributes of the national god, Assur.
When the sun or equal arm cross was used as the staff of Apollo it lost its ring, and one
of its arms was lengthened to form the lower section. That seems to represent the
first use of the Latin cross form in the Hellenic sphere. However,
variations of crosses of the Latin type are fairly common elsewhere
in Europe during, or even before the Bronze Age period, as
witnessed by for instance such rock carved signs as .
Sometime during the first centuries of the Western calendar
the Latin cross was adopted by the Christian ideology. Still being
associated with heavenly, almighty lords, both and even more so ,
the sun god's staff, gradually became symbols for death, sin,
guilt death, sin, guilt, and burial. But, and in accordance with
the law of the polarity of meanings of elementary graphs the cross
also came to mean resurrection, rebirth, salvation, and eternal life
after bodily death.
On gravestones and in genealogy the sign means dead, deceased and
date of death. Compare with six-pointed and five-pointed star signs
for born, or date of birth, on tomb stones and in genealogy.
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