That is what it symbolizes. As for what meaning people have assigned to it, that varies with cultures as it's a very universal symbol. But I took it off Phoenician scarabs (as in scarab-shaped seals) and what exactly they had in mind is lost. But I can tell you it's represented above enthroned kings and gods/goddesses.
I got my hands on some rare books and just this week my research has answered this question abotu what the horizontal crescent with the circle means exactly This crescent is actually celestial, it represents the sky, and the circle is the sun carried by the sky, i.e during the day time as opposed to rising or setting.
Different levels of brightness correspond to different degrees of "lifeforce", for lack of a better word This one is a very old symbol form the palaeolithic, though it doesn't seem its meaning is known; it's fading, because at that point in time (in the story) it's falling out of use and so "dying".
Yeah the thought that kept buggin' me was how Hitler completely changed a very potent and earthy symbol of Buddhism and Hinduism and turned it into a symbol of oppression causing a ripple of power so wide that it has a stigma. No matter where or how it is used. At least to the perceptions of some minds. And although there is a man trying to single-handedly change it. (ManWoman) He probably won't be able to change the stigma or modern association of the symbol. But why not try?
:thumbsu: I was hoping someone would be this observant. I wanted to underline that point exactly that way. The swastika is still used without stigma in the East, and widely, but in the west I don't think it's possible to salvage it. It doesn't hurt to try, of course, but only an equally powerful momentum could undo what's been done, and that's extremely unlikely. And so literally in some places (like Armenia) they now use an alternate version of the swastika. Not that the comic has anything to do with that particular symbol, but I felt it would illustrate the point, for those who have eyes to see