Rece Boga (Hands of God)

receA slavic solar cross, fashioned after a design found on and Iron Age burial urn in Poland.  Dubbed rece Boga, or “hands of god,” the symbol has been adopted as a symbol of Polish national pride and an emblem of Slavic Neopaganism.

The design below is derived from an urn unearthed in 1936 at Lodz; the urn was an artifact of the Przeworsk culture, used to inter cremated remains.  It is similar in many ways to other Iron age funerary artifacts, and as many of these are also marked with variations of the swastika, and related to the god Odin and his counterparts. Similar symbols and burial customs, wherein cremated remains were interred underground in pottery urns, were widespread throughout Europe.

At the time of discovery, the symbol was used in Nazi propaganda, but today is almost exclusively used to denote allegiance to Slavic Neopagan beliefs.

Przeworsk burial urn
Przeworsk burial urn, from which the rece boga is derived


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Gabriel de Saint Germain March 28, 2015 at 3:52 pm

I know a version of this icon, mixed with a circle in the center of this cross. The middle of the bar between Hands and center marks the border of the circle. It was used as tattoo in a movie, named Apocalypse Harmageddon where a journalistic woman is searching for her disappeared daughter.

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