The Celtic Cross is one of the most popular and enduring symbols of Celtic identity and culture. In the Dark Ages, as the Celtic populations of Britain and Ireland were converted to Christianity, they brought some of their older, pre-Christian style to the symbols of Christianity. What was born was the Celtic Cross. A unique blend of the Old Celtic religion and the new Christian religion.
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This powerful design by artist Jeff Bartels features the flag of Ireland painted on to a clenched fist. The hand is raised which gives the appearance of strength, power, solidarity and resilience. The fist is beautifully detailed and sits in front of a background that can be customized to any color you like. This stylish raised fist design is a great way to show off your Irish pride and patriotism.
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The Celtic symbol for trinity has a myriad of symbolic meaning. We see the trinity motif in Celtic knots, as well as in symbol-form like the triquetra and triskelion (a.ka. triskele or fylfot) To the ancient Celtic mind, it may also signify the lunar or solar phases. This conclusion is made as we see the trinity/triquetra motif alongside other solar and lunar symbols in ancient remants and archeological digs. Validating this theory, we know the Celts honored the Great Mother, a lunar goddess who was actually three personifications in one (three lunar phases and faces of the goddess). Some three-pronged Celtic meanings for the triquetra (trinity) symbol include things like: Spirit, Mind, Body Father, Son, Holy Ghost Mother, Father, Child Past, Present, Future Power, Intellect, Love Creator, Destroyer, Sustainer Creation, Preservation, Destruction Thought, Feeling, Emotion Mother, Maiden, Crone Other world, Mortal world, Celestial world The Celtic symbol for trinity may also pertain to the three Bridgits. Bridgit is one powerful goddess (aspect of Danu), who embodies three aspects which are: Art Healing Metalsmithing The circle often seen around the triquetra signifies the infinite and eternity. It also represents protection. Circles are often drawn around Celtic knots to represent spiritual unity with the devine - a connection that shall cannot be broken. This wide array of interpretations reminds us that the meanings of these engaging knots are not set in stone. As mentioned, sketchy remnants of historical records on the subject causes us to use our own powers of deduction.
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This St. Patrick's Day, you can wear this design on a green shirt, thus playing it safe with an abundance of green... OR... you could push the boundary of acceptable green levels with a shirt color OTHER than green. The choice is yours, either way there is a good chance someone will still try to pinch you.
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