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Celtic Symbol Meanings
Celtic Symbols And What They Mean
Have you ever seen a beautiful Celtic symbol and wondered what was it's meaning? So have I. I was in awe of these intricate and lovely designs but really did not know the meanings behind them. I was so mesmerized by these symbols that I began to do a little research about them. I also came to find hundreds or even more pictures of them. And now I can't get enough!
Some of the symbols you will find on this page are:
The Celtic Cross ... Cetic Knots ... The Triple Spiral
...Triskele ... Triskelion
The Celtic Cross
A Celtic cross is a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. Are you a fan of the beautiful Celtic cross, but have no idea what it represents? This ancient symbol has a rich and fascinating history. Read on for some quick information on its history and meaning!
The Celtic cross is, in the most basic sense, a connection between the Christian religion and archaic Irish pagan beliefs. It is widely believed that the legendary St. Patrick created this symbol by combining the Christian cross with the Irish "sun cross" which symbolized the power of the sun and its ability to heat the earth and bring life and energy to all who live in the world.
Examples of Celtic Crosses that stand today are Cross of Kells, Ardboe High Cross, Monasterboice, Clonmacnoise and Iona in Scotland.
Here are some examples of the Irish Symbols you are most likely more familiar with.
Romantic Irish Gifts
Celtic Cross Tattoos
Tattoos are very popular and the Celtic Symbols are some of the most popular Tattoo designs available.
The Celtic Knot's True Meaning
Do you know how to recognize the Celtic Knot but are not sure what it truly means? Do you admire its beauty but still want to know more about it? If so,here are some quick facts about this interesting Celtic Symbol.!
- The Celtic Knot, which is widely used in traditional Irish art, can trace its roots back even farther to the art of the ancient Roman Empire.
- This Knot is recognized as the symbol of no begining, no end and they date back to the 5th century. No beginning and no end like eternity...the eternity of life, of nature, and of love.
- Oval Knots represent life and it's eternal cycle...birth, death and rebirth.
- Triangle Knots represent the three forces we find in nature, earth, sky and sea. Others believe it is the Holy Trinity God, Son, and Holy Spirit that the tri-knot symbolizes.
- Celtic Round Knot round shape represents the sun and the inner triangles represent the earth, the sky and the sea.
- Square Knots are the symbols of love. The unbroken line symbolize love and faithfulness.
- Celtic Four is four knots that represent togetherness and love.
- Serpent Knot seen in the Book of Kells represents eternal life.
Draw A Celtic Knot
Triskelion,The Triple Spiral or Triskele - Three Names For This Celtic Symbol With Three Spirals
The triskele, also known as triskelion or triple spiral, is three interlocked spirals, or sometimes three human legs, with rotational symmetry around a center point. This ancient symbol has been found in many Irish Megalithic and Neolithic sites including the Newgrange passage tomb.
- Three Spirals one for each realm, land, sea, sky
-The Triskele is believed to be a symbol of the cycle of life. Since the sun's movement forms a spiral approximately every three months, a triple spiral represents nine months, the length of pregnancy. Because of this, it is a symbol often associated with the Mother Goddess.
- Find a lovely piece of jewelry with your favorite Celtic Symbol on it. This symbol is called the Triquetra and we see the triangle in it - the three. The meanings I found for it all had three parts.
- The Spirit, the Mind and the Body.
- The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
- Mother, Father, and A Child
How To Draw The Ancient Celtic Symbol "TRIQUETRA
Learn More About Celtic Symbol Meanings And Celtic History
The Celtic history and folklore is wonderful reading for anyone interested in this theme. Find out more about the symbols and their meanings, the history amd the people , the Celts.
The Book Of Kells
Find Some Of The Most Beautiful Celtic Symbols In This Book
The Book of Kells, also known as the Book of Columba. is an illuminated manuscript that contains four Gospels. This book was created by Celtic Monks in the year 800 AD. This beautiful book is kept at Trinity College in Dublin and each year thousands of visitors come to see it.
Beautiful Celtic Symbol Jewelry
The Rising Sun that's intertwined with Celtic Knot Tree and Roots of Life pendant, The Celtic Double Heart Knot Necklace, An Amber Celtic Love Knots Ring or a Claddagh Celtic Knot Pendant with 18" Rolo Chain to choose from.
Celtic Music From A Pan Flute - Played By Brad White
Haunting, lovely Celtic music played by Brad White on his pan flute. The music is from the Enya song, May It Be.
Stonemarket Celtic Knot Circle For A Garden
Ancient designs like this Stonemarket Celtic Knot circle will make a beautiful addition to your patio area, your yard or to a private garden. Take a look at this practice run these builders went through.
Can you imagine this beautiful Celtic Knot circle in your yard? Isn't it beautiful, and it's so different.
Pictures Of The Book of Kells
From it's home in Trinity Church see The Book of Kells ,sometimes known as the Book of Columba. This video is pictures of different pages. This book is illustrated and in color, you've got to take a look at the vellum pages. The monks of 800 AD used Insular illumination and calligraphy to create this work of art.
Celtic Art And The Book Of Kells
Look at this quick history of Celtic Art and The Magnificent Book of Kells from Gaelic Publications. From 800 AD monks created the Book of Kells, also called the nown as the Book of Columba. It is the most famous Illustrated manuscript in the world. I just saw the Book at Trinity College during a trip to Dublin Ireland. It was beautiful and now you can see it for yourself by watching these YouTube videos. The video below gives you a little "how to" instruction. It's very interesting.
While we were at Trinity College there were production crews setting up the area to film "Penny Dreadful". Have you seen it yet?
Making A Celtic Knot Garden Hedge
Look at this amazing Knot Garden. It's made with dwarf boxwood and lots of flowering plants for early spring. This video shows us how to clip a boxwood hedge to get the over and under effect that makes it look like a Celtic Knot...quite amazing! I never wanted a hedge before, but after seeing this design, I might just try my hand at it.
Links To Find More Celtic Symbol Meanings
- Omniglot - Find Information The Celtic Language And Writing Systems
Get Links to Celtic Sites that contain information about the Celtic language and writing systems including Breton, British / Brythonic , Celtiberian, Cornish, Cumbric, Gaulish, Irish, Leptonic, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh
- Find Celtic History And Folklore
Many older books, some are translations of old Celtic legends and sagas. Other books retell folklore and Celtic theme stories. If you have any interest in the folklore of Ireland, Wales and Scotland you will find a huge number of volumes that are bas
- How To Choose And Pronounce Celtic Names
The six dialects of Celtic that exist today are Welsh, Scot, Manx, Cornish, and Breton. Each of the six pronouce the same words a wee bit differently.
Annual Celtic Christmas Ornaments From Towle - Christmas Ornaments Decorated With Celtic Symbols
Let's see what years we can find for the sterling silver annual Celtic Christmas ornament that comes from Towle.
2010 is the Celtic Knot
2009 is the not found
2008 is another Knot
2007 is theTriquetra
2006 is not found
2005 is a Knot in a Circle
2004 is a Celtic Cross
I love holiday ornaments and when I saw these had a Celtic Design, I just couldn't resist putting them up for the collectors out there!
I Just Got Home From Ireland
I got home from Dublin, Ireland just three weeks ago and during my visit I stood gazing upon the Book of Kells with my very own eyes. I've always loved Irish things, so Dublin seemed like the perfect spot to stop during our vacation. We also visited Germany and Scotland, both beautiful and interesting countries.
We spent each evening in Ireland at a different pub in the Temple Bar section of the city. It was quite an experience and this is one country I would love to re-visit. The people were friendly, the hotel we stayed in was grand, the food was good, and we raised glass after glass in toast. Slainte