Einstürzende Neubauten

This seemingly ancient symbol is actually the logo of the German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. The emblem combines an ancient Toltec petroglyphic symbol of a man with the alchemical symbol of the sun.

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chip August 7, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Created by an unknown Toltec, this “Cyclops” was appropriated by Einstürzende Neubauten member Blixa Bargeld in 1980 after he discovered it during a search for mythological icons. The Toltec civilization, legendarily founded by the winged serpent Quetzalcoatl, offered up this petroglyph at some point between 700 and 1200 A.D. in central Mexico, succeeding the Olmecs and Mayans and preceding the Aztec and Incan civilizations. Official word – finally! – on this logo from Bargeld Central tells all: “The Sign was discovered in a Mexican cave. There are several possible interpretations: sun and human being, shaman, or a person of great power. The strength of the symbol, when you compare it to others {e.g. the cross}, lies in the fact that it has a creature-like appearance – it has an eye!”

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