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What is the Irish symbol for eternal friendship?

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The claddagh is an Irish symbol that represents eternal friendship when in the form of a ring worn on the right hand with the heart pointed outward. In the design, the two hands surrounding a heart symbolize everlasting friendship.

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What is the Irish symbol for eternal friendship?
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The heart in the claddagh symbolizes love, and the crown on top of the heart expresses loyalty and devotion.

Ancient legends claim the claddagh was created by a kidnapped man enslaved in the town of Claddagh. During captivity, he crafted a ring from stolen gold and eventually returned home to present the ring to his true love.

Claddagh rings are commonly given to friends as a token of friendship, but if the ring is worn with the heart pointing inward, on either hand, the claddagh is a representation of love.

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