Both the Greek fret and the fylfot appear to have been unknown to the Semitic nations as an ornament or as a symbol.
The gallows from which he is suspended forms a Tau cross, while the figure—from the position of the legs—forms a fylfot cross.
It is, I believe, generally admitted or supposed that the fylfot is of early Aryan origin.
In Ireland, however, and in Scotland, the fylfot seems to have marked Christian sepulchres.
It was long ago remarked that the fylfot is almost exclusively an Aryan symbol.
There can be no doubt that the fylfot throughout Eur-Asia had a symbolic significance, which in many places it still retains.
If the fylfot is a detached intersection of the meander pattern, why did not the Egyptians hit on it?
The manner in which the fylfot was employed proves that it certainly had a symbolic signification.
The conclusion is evident that the fylfot was a symbol before the swarming-off of the Aryan hordes.
One of the most singular, as well as most ancient, of the many forms and modifications of the cross is the "fylfot."