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Lauburu (Basque Cross)

The lauburu or Basque cross (Basque lauburu, "four heads") is a swastika with four comma-shaped heads. It is a symbol of the Basque Country and the unity of the Basque people. THe lauburu is also associated with Celtic peoples, most notably Galicians and Asturians.

The Basque cross can be constructed with a compass and straightedge, beginning with the formation of a square template; each head can be drawn from a neighboring vertex of this template with two compass settings, with one radius half the length of the other.


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