Black Sun (Schwarze Sonne, sonnenrad)

The Black Sun is a Nazi emblem consisting of three swastikas arrayed within a circle to form a sun design. The black sun symbol is found in the ornamental floor design of Wewelsburg Castle in Germany, Himmler’s “World center” for the Nazi party, the headquarters of Hitler’s SS.

The design was drawn for Heinrich Himmler from an old aryan emblem, and was meant to mimic the Round table of Arthurian legend- each spoke of the sun wheel represented one “knight” or Officer of the inner SS. The spokes are made up of the same sowelo rune that forms the logo of the SS.

The “black sun” and its attendant mythology has fueled a number of bizarre conspiracy theories involving UFOs, secret societies, the hollow earth, and worse, none of which have any real basis in fact.

The Wewelsburg sun should not be confused with the alchemical black sun, a symbol of unrevealed spiritual potential.

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Gryphon January 4, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Anyone Thought about, “Order of the Black Sun” being a Group formed by People (who Today might be referred to as ‘Survivalists’) organized to Deal With the ‘little Ice Ages’ (Astronomy, Maunder Minimum) which are a Predictable Occurrence?
Hey, Look Out, Algore, We got one Incoming…

Anonymous October 16, 2016 at 4:24 am

The evil nazi’s taint everything they have touched… When are we going to stop shedding such negative light on something much of society knows nothing about. The nazi party was not a bad thing. Hitler was not a bad man. Much of the modern world was forged by the hands of the so called “evil german nazi demons”. Shut your mouths and stay thine hands of thine keyboards if you intend to slander the good hearts and minds of so many brave men who actually fought for what they believed in.. Think of what you “know” and ask yourself if it is truly your opinion, or the opinion of those who manipulate you. The world has certainly become a dark place full of dangerous stupidity.

Anonymous2 February 26, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Anonymous what kind of sh*t are you smoking? 6 million Jews, gypsies, gays, Poles, and handicapped gassed at Austwhich and burned in the ovens, as well as bodies stacked like cordwood and pushed into mass graves. While it is true that most German citizens weren’t aware of the Holocaust that was going on in their own back yard, there was a fair bit of anti-semitism going on in the world at that time, and not just by the Germans. There were also Germans who fought against the Nazi regime because they knew how f*cked up they were, and that their priority of world domination was never going to work. Never in the cards. Not EVER. If you commit wholesale mass murder, you are not worthy, even if you are only ‘following orders’. Some things are just wrong. Dangerous stupidity, you say? On that we can agree, because it’s people like you who have a little bit of knowledge that f*ck it up for the rest of the world, by spreading your ignorant b*llsh*t on the internet, and you expect intelligent people who do their research to fall for your inane crap. Stop wasting our time.

Anonymous May 29, 2018 at 4:45 pm

When you lost to the Russians so you shitpost that Nazis ruin everything so you can legally paint Swastikas on the Jewish synagogue

Anonymous August 28, 2018 at 7:10 pm

If it weren’t for the Nazis we would not have a lot of what we have now

Anonymous December 24, 2018 at 8:36 pm

Indeed this is true. Outstanding!

David Groshong June 16, 2016 at 5:43 am

I believe your description of this symbol is contrary to its intent. The Elder Futhark rune Sowilo is the basis for the “Black Sun” symbol. Sowilo represents a “ray of the sun”, not a “lightning bolt”, as has often been confused. I believe the “Black SUN” symbol is a bindrune, consisting of several Sowilos. Some often attribute Sowilo to Hitlers interpretation of the Swastica, but I have never read such original works proclaiming any intimate knowledge of that. Regardless, both the Swastica and Sowilo are relative to the sun, to sunlight, to allegorical well-being and connection to higher influences of a spiritual and ethereal state. You can make the connection through the namesake of the symbol I’m discussing…

Anonymous February 24, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Saturn is the black hole sun. You are bizzare for missing that!
Saturn->Satan->Saturday>Day 6
There is a hexagon on Saturns north pole you can form diffrent symbols on it like the cube, triangle, the hexagram and more. Almost all symbols come from Saturn.
You cant miss that come on!
Proof are everywhere and the symbols are rubbed in your face. A symbol may both reveal and conceal at the same time. Open your eyes and start using them! Use the internet google some shit

Jennifer February 28, 2015 at 3:41 pm

So strange that there is seemingly always an inverse relationship between the correctness of such and assertion, and the rudeness with which it is delivered? As pointed out, this partic ular ‘black sun’ is not related to the alchemical black sun, and thus bears no relation to Saturn. Perhaps you should “internet google that shit.” ;)

Anonymous March 4, 2018 at 11:18 am


Sea Wolf November 25, 2012 at 6:44 am

Partly right in that it is an ancient Aryan symbol (Aryan being another ancient name that Hitler debased for political reasons !). It symbolises the moment when The One became the all. When pure energy transformed into the physical universe. What scientists now call the “Big Bang”. Science is finally catching up with pre-hindu mythology !

Fonzi January 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

it also symbolizes, in my opinion, a sun wheel

wherwolf August 23, 2013 at 2:43 am

Der schwarze sonne is a sun-wheel and for as I recal its origin is older then the first members of National Socialism (Thule)

Anonymous November 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Hi wherwolf!
Hows the art?

JuvenalNeto August 8, 2018 at 3:40 pm

“Die schwarze Sonne”, not “Der schwarze sonne”. In German nouns are capitalized and as for “Sonne” (i.e. “sun”), it is feminin in German, not masculine.

Siro January 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Im glad that you added the last part; “should not be confused with the alchemical black sun (any more than it already has been), a symbol of hidden spiritual potential,” because this is exactly what paranoid conspiracy theorists have been doing and continue to do.

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