The Onion Dome and Fleur de Lys

In my previous post on the cross with multiple symbols on it, I didn’t address one particular point: the onion-shaped roof of the cathedral.



Onion Dome

The onion dome is mostly associated with Russian and Islamic architecture, but Wikipedia points out it can be found even in Austria and Italy, and some parts of India. The Islamic dome looks less like an onion and more like a breast or something than the Russian one, but they are still similar in style.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Islamic mosque


The Taj Mahal in India also has a that looks very Islamic. This shouldn’t be a surprise since according to main stream history it was built by a Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, who was a Muslim. The Islamic Mughals ruled India from the 16th century until the 19th.



However, there is another interpretation of who the Mughals were. According to the narrative put forth by the Russian mathematician Anatoly Fomenko, the Mongols of medieval history were not the same people who live in Mongolia today. Instead they were proto-Russian White Tartars. If this is true, then the Mughals would have descended from these proto-Russians, since even according to Wikipedia they were Turco-Mongols “who claimed direct descent from Genghis Khan”.

The prevalence of the onion dome in Russia, Central Asia, the Middle-East, and India serves as supporting material for Fomenko’s claims, in my opinion.

I am not quite sure what the dome is supposed to symbolize. Wikipedia offers only incoherent rambling, like the dome symbolizes Jesus, and many domes together symbolize the trinity. Why would an onion-shaped dome symbolize Jesus? I think I missed a link if that’s true.

The Khan Academy website offers an interesting comment though on the meaning of the dome (qubba) in Mosques; the vault of heaven. So all of these buildings symbolize, or want to remind us of the Firmament? The dome’s shape is reminiscent of a tent, or ” the tabernacle of the sun”.


Fleur de Lys

There is another interesting symbol when it comes to Taj Mahal. One top of the dome is a symbol that has a sphere with a moon and supposedly an inverted lotus flower on top. Not only does this symbol resemble the cross from Estonia I discussed in the previous blog post, because of the sphere and the moon, but the lotus flower is a kind of cross as well with very short arms.


Moreover the lotus flower resembles a symbol that is common in the West: the fleur de lys.

Fleur de lis


The symbol is most commonly associated with French monarchy, but it can be seen pretty much everywhere. It can be seen on buildings here in Turku, Finland, and even the buses use the symbol.

The flower supposedly symbolizes royalty, but that might not be the only meaning of it. The petals or leaves on the side might be a simplification of the two snakes of the caduceus, whereas the sword-like pillar in the middle is the pole.



I also happened to see this interesting looking ornament.

Pinecone fleur


Is this symbol trying to tell us something or is it just co-incidence. The kundalini energy of the two serpents rise up onto the orb on top of the staff, which might be the pineal gland.

I found another interesting symbol. This is from Jaipur palace in India built by the Mughals. The flower I believe is a lotus. The yellow outline around it brings to mind the fleur de lys. Is there a connection between the Western fleur de lys and Asian lotus?

Mughal Jaipur palace



I certainly cannot claim to have uncovered all of the details, but these symbols seem to speak a language of their own. What they’re saying is that main stream history is leaving out some important details of our past.



Onion Dome:

Taj Mahal:

Mughal Empire:

Introduction to mosque architecture:


Marco Polo did not go to China (more info on the alternative theory on who the Mongols were):




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