The Tursaansydan or Mursunsydan (“heart of the walrus”)

The Tursaansydan or Mursunsydan (“walrus heart”) is an ancient Northern European symbol. It was particularly well-liked in Lapland. It was allegedly utilized on Lappish shaman drums. The swastika is included in the emblem, which dates back to prehistoric times.

The tursaansydn, which was employed as a decorative motif on wooden furniture and structures in Finland, was thought to bring good luck and guard against curses. The simple swastika became more popular in Finnish wood design during the 18th century than the more elaborate Tursaansydan.

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