Generally, the Celtic star is referred to as the Celtic knot, which means the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. However, non-Christians have a different understanding, and many believe that the three points represent life, death and rebirth.
This seven pointed star (a heptagram) is often known the Elven Star or Fairie Star, a sacred symbol to those who follow the Faery and other traditions, and is a symbol of magical power in some other Pagan paths as well. It was used as a symbol in the Kabbalah, and later by Aleister Crowley, where it was known as the Star (or Seal) of Babalon.
More About Ancient Symbols. The triskele is pre-Celtic in design, dating back to before the Celts settled in Ireland, but it was incorporated into Celtic culture and frequently appears in Celtic artwork. The symbol is thought to represent continuous movement or continuously moving forward. 8. Celtic Cross: Symbol Of Faith And Culture
Celtic Shield Knot. The Shield Knot is an ancient Celtic symbol of protection. This knot was placed near ill people or on battle shields for warding off the evil spirits or any other danger. It can be made in several designs, but its uniqueness lies in its four distinct corners.
Trinity Knot Meanings The Trinity knot is also called the Triquetra and is one of the best known symbols in Celtic culture. The Celtic Christian church used it to represent the Holy Trinity, but other cultures used the symbol too and each attached its own meaning to it.
For those who are curious to know, here is the list of the most prominent Celtic symbols and their meanings. Triskelion. Let us start with triskelion since it has been one of the most commonly used Celtic symbols throughout history.
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A Guide to Celtic Animal Zodiac Symbols and Meanings. This article on Celtic animal zodiac signs expands on the Celtic Astrology section. It is designed to give additional information on the animals associated with each Celtic zodiac sign.
Celtic Symbols and Their Meanings. Welcome to our celtic symbols page. The celts had a lot of symbols in their lore, this page features some of the most popular knots, and symbols that the celtic people recognized and used in their symbolism.
The Celtic Knot: Not Originally a Celtic Symbol. When we think about the Celtic knot, we automatically assume it originated as a Celtic symbol. While this symbol did begin to show up in Celtic art in the latter part of the 5 th century, the spirals used in the designs have been recorded as far back as 600 BC.