Beautifully detailed Triskelle Celtic Triple Goddess Wall Plaque by Maxine
The Detail of this piece is amazing! Triple goddess Maiden, Mother and Crone
Imagery with Triquetra and other celtic symbolism; the arms of the Triskelion
are serpents, the outer circle is adorned with Birds, Salmon and Hounds.
The triskelle 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
The Spirals moving inward symbolize 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.
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