Celtic Irish Pendant Necklace Triskele Shield Knot Trinity Silver Adjustable
with adjustable black cord necklace
Photos: Both photos are of the same pendant
Size: 1 1/4″ diameter not including the necklace loop
Metal: Zinc Pewter with bright silver finish, 100% led free
Includes: Adjustable from roughly 15″ to 29″ circumference braided cord necklace
We also have Celtic jewelry, pocket watches, belt buckles, lighters, presentation gift knives, pocket knives, and many other Celtic themed items in our store.
In the early middle ages, the mystical cult of the Celts roamed throughout Europe. By wearing any of these symbols, the Celts believed they would be in harmony with the virtue of the symbol.
Triskele Shield: The three branches are positioned in such a way as to make the symbol appear in constant forward motion.
The triple goddess symbolizes the infinity in all its forms, body, mind, and spirit; maiden, mother and crone; and the Christian Trinity the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The triscele or triscelion has been used since ancient times in Celtic culture to symbolize the cycle of life. It has also been a symbol for the trinity since post-pagan times and medieval times in Scotland, Ireland and parts of England and Wales. As with many of the pagan myths and stories that changed during this time period so did the pagan symbols that were once part of the culture in an effort to convert the entirety of celtic culture to Christianity. The triscele also was a symbol for the three goddesses of Celtic mythology (also found in Greek mythology). There is also some debate if it came to be a symbol for wise men, leaders, scholars and people of the arts among the druids an ancients celts alike. Origins of this can be found in Brigid daughter of Dagda (Brigid is one of the three goddesses). When looking at the symbol it is clear to see that spirals move inward therefore also being cited that each spiral symbolizes strength, honor & fortitude. The Celtic symbol of three conjoined spirals may have had triple significance similar to the imagery that lies behind the triskelion. The triple spiral motif is a Neolithic symbol in Western Europe. It is carved into the rock of a stone lozenge near the main entrance of the prehistoric Newgrange monument in County Meath, Ireland. A variant of the symbol is also found, carved into the wall in the inner chamber of the Passage Tomb. Because of its Celtic associations, it is also used as a symbol of Brittany (alongside the Ermine). In the north of Spain, the triskelion is used as a symbol of Galizan and Asturian nationalists. A possibly related symbol of Germanic origin is the Valknut, and the Celtic and Germanic Triquetra.
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The Celts were a people who lived close to nature, and who recognized the spirit within all things. They closely identified with the elemental forces of a living land, the cycle of the seasons, and the patterns of the stars. They believed in the continuity of life, rebirth, and regeneration. This belief is symbolized in the highly complex, interwoven patterns that reoccur throughout Celtic design over the centuries.
Celtic art is the highly stylized curvilinear art that originated during the second half of the 1st millennium BC among the Celtic peoples of Iron Age Europe. The term refers to two separate traditions: La Tene art, which was named for a major Celtic site in Switzerland and was produced by the pre-Christian Celts from the 5th century BC until the 2d century AD; and Christian Celtic art, which was produced in Britain and Ireland from AD 400 to 1200. The term also sometimes refers to Scottish and Irish works of the 16th century to the present that borrow freely from Celtic Christian art.
La Tene art is distinctive of the La Tene phase that followed the Hallastat phase (c.750-500 BC) of the Celtic Iron Age. First developed in an area extending from the upper Danube to the Marne and centered in southern Germany, the La Tene art style spread widely through continental Europe. It appeared principally on objects of fine metalwork, including bracelets, torcs (neck rings), weaponry, and household and ritual vessels fashioned of bronze, gold, silver, and iron. A few objects of decorated woodwork and painted pottery have survived, but examples in other materials have for the most part perished.
La Tene art grew out of the native art of the Hallstatt Celts, who had evolved their own tradition of geometric patterns and stylized animals. During the period of the early La Tene style (early 5th to mid-4th century BC), the Celtic artist experimented with new forms and a great diversity of ornament. Highly influential were Greek and Etruscan motifs. Through other contacts, the Celts also became acquainted with a wide array of fantastic animal forms derived from the Steppe art of the nomadic Scynthians.
After the 2d century AD Celtic art effectively died out in Britain. It was revived in the 5th century with the production of brooches, hanging bowls, and other objects. The revival represents a separate tradition from that of the La Tene Celts, which was rapidly transmitted to Ireland, where some La Tene art may have survived, and there reached its greatest heights. The objects decorated in the new Christian tradition are mainly ecclesiastical and include metal reliquaries, stone crosses and cross-decorated stone slabs, and gospel books produced in the Early Christian monasteries. These Illuminated Manuscripts were decorated with the graceful interlaced lines and stylized animal heads reminiscent of pagan Celtic art. The Book of Kells , an illuminated manuscript believed to date from the 9th century, is generally regarded as one of the finest examples of Christian Celtic art.
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