The first use of the sacred swastika and cross are found in ca.
20,000-15,000 BC inscriptions in the Geghama Mountain Range. 8500 BCE show symbols associated with astronomy, giving them a god like prominence: the sun, moon, and constellations were thought to be deities in themselves, and astral occurrences such as an eclipse or a comet were considered communication from the gods.
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Under the Bagratuni dynasty, the Bagratid Kingdom of Armenia was restored in the 9th century.
Thus Ararat meant a piece of gods, or a piece of creation.
Early symbols for gods are closely connected with astral symbols.
By the 5th millennium BC, Ancestral Armenians combined sun worship with sophisticated astronomy.
They are now credited with assigning the constellations of the zodiac their design and names, and creating one of the first solar calendars based on 365 days in the year.