When you hear the word Celtic, you think of historical Ireland and the Druids who performed Mystic rituals. Actually, people who speak Celtic languages live in many countries in Europe including Greece and Germany. Although they were once held responsible for Stonehenge, it proved too old for the Celtics to have anything to do with it.
The Celts left no written records of their history because they had no written language. They are probably the most disorganized groups of individuals in history. As a consequence, many cultures have put their own spin on Celtic art and what it means. Some of the most popular Celtic jewelery is the trinity knot. However, the Celtics existed before Christ existed and therefore, the holy trinity didn’t yet exist.
There are some Celtic-inspired jewelery that are generally found in jewelery shops and gift shops today. If you are thinking about buying someone Celtic jewellery as a vacation gift, it can be helpful to know the true meaning of the most popular pieces of jewellery.
Although it has become a symbol of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the meaning of the trinity cross is still a matter of debate. Some historians think that it’s a symbol of mother, maiden and old grandmother and it’s meant to honor the three cycles of a lady’s life. Others believe that it represents something that has no beginning or end.
When given as a gift, they’re often thought to represent something lasting such as friendship or love.
There is a legend that says that Saint Patrick gave Celtic crosses to the pagans he converted to Catholicism. Another theory asserts that the circle on the cross represents the sun worshiped by the heathen and the cross represents Christianity. The undeniable fact that the cross is above the sun is symbolic Victory of Christianity over paganism.
Some historians think it’s a symbol of God and goodness, nature, wisdom, and the self. Since the Celtics had no written language, there was no way to prove who was right.
The sailor’s knot consists of two knots woven together. Historians think Celtic sailors used to tie knots in memory of the families they left behind when they would go out to sea.
Archaeologists have found spiral knot jewelery located in historical burial sites. They believe this means these knots are left behind to give people safe passage when they die. The work consists of three spirals and represents a journey from physical life to spiritual life.
It is impossible to know the true meaning of most of them Celtic design jewellery. The undeniable fact that it is so open to interpretation is what makes it such an amazing gift. Whether you’re a naturalist, a Christian, or simply someone who appreciates lovely works of art, you can find the perfect Celtic jewelery for you or someone near you.