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(13,969 posts)
4. It's a Ukraine Trident or "Trizub". Lots of places to buy shirts and caps. I got one off of
Thu Dec 22, 2022, 11:13 AM
Dec 2022

this guys site. Helps to fund the conflict against ruzzia.

Good reporting also. Just facts.

Ocelot II

(116,218 posts)
5. The origin of that symbol is very old, dating back to the ninth century.
Thu Dec 22, 2022, 11:25 AM
Dec 2022
Most historians agree that the medieval symbol was not intended as depicting a trident, but rather, was a symbol of the Holy Trinity; it also was most likely a stylized falcon. Depictions of a flying falcon with a Christian cross above its head have been found in Old Ladoga, the first seat of the Kievan Rurik dynasty, of Scandinavian lineage. Such a falcon, along with a cross are also featured on the coins of Olaf Guthfrithsson, a Viking king of Dublin and Northumbria.


Ocelot II

(116,218 posts)
9. Actually it's much older, likely based on symbols used by
Thu Dec 22, 2022, 02:04 PM
Dec 2022

the Vikings who settled the area in the 8th - 9th centuries. See post #5.

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