posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 06:59 PM
"• Scandanavia: The Tau cross symbolized the hammer of the God Thor.
• Babylon: the cross with a crescent moon was the symbol of their moon deity.
• Assyria: the corners of the cross represented the four directions in which the sun shines.
• India: In Hinduism, the vertical shaft represents the higher, celestial states of being; the horizontal bar represents the lower, earthly states.
• Egypt: The ankh cross (a Tau cross topped by an inverted tear shape) is associated with Maat, their Goddess of Truth. It also represents the
sexual union of Isis and Osiris.
• Europe: The use of a human effigy on a cross in the form of a scarecrow has been used from ancient times. In prehistoric times, a human would be
sacrificed and hung on a cross. The sacrifice would later be chopped to pieces; his blood and pieces of flesh were widely distributed and buried to
encourage the crop fertility."
Seems like the cross has been around for a long time.
(edited: can't get the block quote to work--sorry)
[edit on 25-9-2008 by Pamie]