Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Fylfot (Swastika) in British Churches and Cathedrals

The below is a small bit of information on the Fylfot (Swastika) found within British Churches and Cathedrals. The initial article on the importance of the Fylfot with Odinism can be found here.


For a small selection if images and information on Pre-Christian Fylfots within the British Isles see here.

For British use of the Fylfot in the early 20th century see here.





Left, Great Canfield Church - Odin, Ravens Hugin and Munn, and Fylfot. More info here.






All of the below images can be found at this link. 

If you are further interested in the symbology of church Swastikas and pre-christian Fylfots in the UK then please see this link  and also the book The Fylfot File which is available from Amazon.co.uk

Below: Tiles in the Choir, Christ Church. 
The tiles in the choir. Probably Victorian. Photos of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. The Cathedral is a Grade 1 Listed building. For more information follow this link to the Heritage Gateway.














Swastika carved on the end of a pew stall in Sheffield Cathedral. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87089433@N00/2187175515











Bishop William Edington in the cathedral











Below: Coventry Cathedral










This statue of the bishop of Coventry survived the Blitz of 1940, a raid so intense that the Nazis coined the term Coventriert ("Coventrated"). 














This statue of the bishop of Coventry survived the Blitz of 1940, a raid so intense that the Nazis coined the term Coventriert ("Coventrated"). 









"Slightly bizarre that a bishops mitre on a tomb in Coventry Cathedral, destroyed by the Luftwaffe, should be decorated with swastikas..."

Inside Christchurch Cathedral





Coventry Cathedral





Ceiling Boss, St Albans Cathedral

Boss from the south aisle, date uncertain.
St Albans Cathedral (locally known as 'The Abbey') is a grade 1 listed building. 




















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