Spartan 1 explained that part of his mission was to transport scientists who would document the buried structure and the hieroglyphic symbols, by taking photos and making drawings. Based on a seventh century AD Alamannian sun-wheel, it combines the symbol of the Swastika with the stylised sig-runes made infamous by the SS. It has its origins as a pictographic representation of the sun in ancient Norse paganism. The symbol Evans deployed was the sonnenrad, the “sunwheel swastika”, or black sun. The Black Sun is an esoteric symbol dating far back into antiquity, petroglyphs have been found in the Americas of this ancient symbol as well as artifacts discovered in 3000 year old graves of Nordic women such as the Zierscheiben pictured below. It was envisaged by Himmler as the “Mittelpunkt der Welt”, the Centre of the World, and indeed this centre-point was the centre of the “Black Sun” design on the marbled floor of the “Gruppenfuhrersaal”. The Black Sun is a runic symbol inlaid into the floor of the Hall of the Supreme SS Leaders in the North Tower of Wewelsburg Castle in Northern Westphalia, Germany. The Black Sun is an esoteric symbol dating far back into antiquity, petroglyphs have been found in the Americas of this ancient symbol that has been mainly known for its placement in the floor at Wewelsburg Castle by the SS of the German Reich. The SS would become the priests of … The castle was built in 1589 – some 350 years before Nazis came to power. In 1933, Heinrich Himmler signed a 100-year lease for the 17th-century Wewelsburg Castle. Black Sun symbol Wewelsburg Castle. The association of the castle (and the Black Sun symbol) with the SS is severely misleading, however. The Wewelsburg was to become the ideological school where SS officers were ideologically and spiritually trained. Also understandably it was off limits to civilians after the war because of its significance to the conquering military powers who won the war. This was taken on my last visit, in August 2013 and is a view along the side looking towards one of the rear towers, and standing level with the front tower where the black sun and the crypt are. Understandably the Wewelsburg castle was off limits to outsiders from the moment the SS purchased it. McCloud is the first writer to identify the Wewelsburg sun wheel with the Black Sun myth (ofWilhelm Landig), thereby indicating the esoteric influence of Wiligut and the SS heritage and Aryan-theosophical lore at the heart of Himmler’s imaginative world. There were twelve pedestals in the castle vault, and twelve spokes in the Black Sun, a symbol in the floor that represented the twelve SS ‘knights.’ Himmler believed that after the final victory of the German people Wewelsburg would be the spiritual center of the world. The Wewelsburg Castle got globally known thanks to SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler who wanted to convert it to… nobody really knows what.