This ancient bowl was found in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is most likely Aztec. The symbol in the middle is another very important symbol (once again 4-sided like most ancient symbols belonging to the Tribes), and it is found all over the world
What is astonishing to me is how people, particularly Armenians, believe that ancient civilizations adopted or borrowed these symbols from each other without much thought or without the symbols having much value to them.
Like the swastika. People say “Oh it was a symbol of good luck that’s why most ancient civilizations used it”.
That is the most ridiculous and shallow thing I have ever heard. Turks, azeris, or any of our other enemies could come up with the most beautiful, meaningful, and popular symbol which represents peace and good luck today, and I will never in my life adopt or borrow that symbol.
Ancient civilizations did not just slap random symbols on their Churches and temples for decoration. They were much more spiritual and calculated than us today.
They did not just send their messengers and merchants all over the world and come back with ideas, designs, and symbols to put on their places of worship. Most of them were dualists and were connected by the same Sumerian story of creation.
Christians for example would never use these ancient symbols which were considered to be Pagan. Armenia’s ancient Churches have symbols all over them that were also used by the Japanese, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, and most Armenians like to ignore this fact like it is not important or relevant. Our so-called historians and scholars do not wonder or bother to ask why.
There is an explanation for it all. The ancient Churches in Armenia were built by the early gnostic Armenian Christians (who were labeled heretics) that were PERSECUTED by the Latin and Byzantine empires, and even the Persians and Ottomans as well.
The Orthodox-Christian Armenians who inherited those Churches much later were not the original builders. Armenia’s Churches are much older than people realize.