The History of the Kerakhach, the Armenian Swastika

The History of the Kerakhach, the Armenian Swastika

A variation of the winged crosses – swastikas is the Armenian Kerakhach. It symbolized the patronage of the dragon fighter, the fearless, courageous, and the victorious hero Vahagn. In the end, Kerakhach became his victorious symbol personifying struggle and victory. In the Armenian epic “Sasuntsi David”, Kerakhach is denoted “paterazma khach” (“pa” – father, “ter” …

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