Lauburu.


        croixbasque2The symbol that is commonly called "Basque cross" or, in Euskara "lauburu" (four heads) is also known under the name "cross point".
Various theories have tried to uncover the origin and meaning but it must be confessed, often without really convincing. In a society that seeks its bearings, the attractiveness of Exotis ¬ I and mode of esotericism seriously affect knowledge of the simplest things.


Origin.


        What we now know is that the "Basque cross" is not ... Basque! It just happens that this symbol is so well acclimatized to the culture of this country that is now part of its heritage and it is the main emblem.
        This sign is already known 2000 years BC in the Indus region, ¬ for this is found today on all continents and often since ancient times. In France, it occurs in many regions (Savoie, ¬ Auver ESG, Bearn ...) carved on the lintels of door, furniture or objects of everyday life.


Significance.


      What do we know exactly the cross-point? This ancient sign, is a variant of the swastika (a swastika) and the spiral. This is an action symbol, evoking a notion of cycle of perpetual regeneration, this "whirlwind creational" represent the eternity of life. Like the spiral, it is also, and perhaps foremost, a solar symbol. The branches bent ¬ represents the sun could circling in the sky. In rare cases, these branches can be ¬ low in number 6 or 8, which shows that it is unlikely that the "lauburu" is an evocation of the four elements.
      The relationship of the Basque cross with the swastika is obvious. Recall here that the swastika is well before the Nazis. In the Basque Country, there are also swastikas in the same circumstances as the "lauburu" on tombstones and in the decoration of household objects ... However, if in some cultures, the meaning of the swastika is good or bad sign depending on whether it turns right or left, it seems that the direction of rotation of the Basque cross has no meaning. Indeed, for reasons of symmetry we find the two versions side by side (on the lintels, portals, etc..).
      For those who are disappointed to learn in these lines that cross the comma is not Basque origin, remember that "the originality of a culture is measured between the ¬ be in its ability to assimilate so creative that comes from outside "(Sergei S. A VERINTSEV). Just observe the multiple representations of the "lauburu" in Basque Country on the headstones, on the lintels of the house, on the pediments of pe ¬ lote on the furniture, the pottery, the jewelry, the clothing and on surfboards ... to understand how this symbol became the emblem of this country and his determination to cultivate its identity.
                        
      Thus, the person to whom we offer a jewelry representing a "Basque cross" to assume that this is an invaluable to several reasons: not only it is a universal symbol and fundamental (the Sun) but is also an invitation to share the message of the old Basque people: those who cling to their roots feel that the world is a tree, all cultures of the world must drink so grow these fruit known as knowledge, tolerance, justice and peace.

 
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