Saxon Fylfot T-shirt

£25.00
  • Saxon Fylfot T-shirt
  • Saxon Fylfot T-shirt
  • Saxon Fylfot T-shirt
  • Saxon Fylfot T-shirt
  • Saxon Fylfot T-shirt

This design is made by TOW designer Matt displaying Anglo-Saxon warriors surrounding a Fylfot (Old English: 'Fower Fot' or four footed). The fylfot symbol, also known as the swastika, was a sacred symbol to the Heathen Anglo-Saxons, and all the pre-Christian peoples of Europe. The symbol itself has connections to both the worship of the sun and the thunder god Thunor.

The Horse-head design shown here is similar to 1st-3rd century AD Roman bronze or silver-gilt brooches however the horse iconography can be associated with the semi-mythical figures "Hengest and Horsa" who are said to have lead the Angles, Saxons and Jutes invasion of Britain during the 5th century AD.

The legend of horse founding brothers is found amongst many Germanic peoples and amongst Indo-European cultures as the "Divine Twins". Such as Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology, Romulus and Remus in Roman mythology and even the Aśvin Twins found in the ancient Hindu Vedic texts.