Dragon's Eye (symbol)

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Dragon's Eye
The 6 lines of the symbol can be seen in 6 edges of the regular tetrahedron (triangular pyramid), as viewed above one of the vertices.

The Dragon's Eye is an ancient Germanic symbol as collected by Rudolf Koch. The Dragon's Eye is an isosceles or equilateral triangle pointing downward, with a "Y" in the middle connecting the three points of the triangle together. According to Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols, it combines the triangle meaning threat and the "Y" meaning a choice between good and evil.

The dragon's eye is a well known symbol of protection, said to protect anyone who recited the incantation to it. The dragon is a universal motif linked to various cultures of humanity for 5,000 years. The word dragon comes from "derkesthai" (Greek: to glance dartingly) which, in a Hindu tradition, was the hungry look of the very first being when its fiery spirit was born out of the abyss of water. The Dragon's Eye symbol stands for the balance of love, power and wisdom. Triple triangles are associated with the Goddess and the nine Muses.

Political use[edit]

The dragon's eye is used by the identitarian organization Identity Evropa.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flags and Other Symbols Used By Far-Right Groups in Charlottesville". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  2. ^ Pearce, Matt (August 14, 2017). "A guide to some of the far-right symbols seen in Charlottesville". LA Times. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  • The Book of Signs by Rudolf Koch (London 1930 ; New York, 1955). ISBN 0-486-20162-7
  • Dictionary of Symbols, by Carl G. Liungman, W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-31236-4

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