Ruth Hazleton

The daisywheel (also known as a ‘hexafoil’) is a compass-drawn circle with six petals within it. The symbol seems to have originated as a solar icon.
Daisywheels have been found etched into mantelpieces, door frames, window frames and furniture for centuries in Britain and, more recently, in Australia. A folk superstition or ritual without any recorded written or oral explanation, scholars now agree that the daisywheel symbol served to protect a household by warding against bad spirits and dispelling ‘darkness’.
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