In today’s modern and fast moving world the idea of a link
back to older times and with it perhaps the chance to feel
just a small amount of pride and history for the past has
led to the raise today in the interest in all things Celtic.
The mere word Celtic in many brings to mind the scot/Irish
links in history something that many today aspire to be linked
to even if only by means of the symbols that we today associate
with them. Be it the Celtic cross, Celtic knot or rings or even
ever popular today the wide range of tattoos available in the
symbolic Celtic style. this substantial revival and interest
in all things Celtic has and will last as long as the romantic
image of this great people remained in the harts and minds of
today’s people I am hoping on this small site to give a small
feeling and a little closer look at the Celtic symbols in use
today and show that the history of the Celtic arts surround us
all even if we are unaware of its influences
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The Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross is symbolic of Celtic Christianity.
It is a characteristic symbol combining a cross with a ring
that surrounds the intersection. The Celtic Cross has also
been called the Irish Cross, the Cross of Iona and the High Cross.
As early as the 7th century, Celtic Crosses were erected in regions
of Ireland and Great Britain as testaments to the Christian faith.
There are still many free standing crosses that have survived the
ages scattered throughout Ireland, Wales, in the Hebrides and on
the island of Iona.
Symbolism and Celtic Women
Women have always been more closely associated symbolically
with nature and magic than men, and this is nowhere clearer
than in Celtic women. Women were the source of life, the
beginning and the end, and sometimes the land itself. Unlike
women of other cultures, Celtic women were part of a
matriarchal tradition that had land and property passing
through the female line rather than the male.
Celtic Tattoo Designs
Celtic tattoo designs are a creative and unique way to express yourself.
Your tattoo can speak for you as an individual, honor a cause, or
celebrate a triumph. You may be searching for a quality design that
pays tribute to a loved one who has passed. Tattoos mark the passages
of our life, and show the emotions we hold inside.
Celtic Tattoo Designs
Irish Celtic Symbols
Irish Celtic Symbol Irish Celtic Symbols have been around for centuries.
For the ancient Celts they held immense power and
they were used in everyday life. In modern times Irish
Celtic symbols provide insight into the language of the
ancient Celts and this insight then allows us to
understand and use the power of these symbols ourselves.
First you need to know who the Celts were. Anyone that
lived in Western Europe and Britain from 500 BC to 400
AD were considered Celts. Living during the Iron Age
the Celtic people lived in small villages and these villages
were led by warrior chiefs. It is also important to know
that due to the fact there are very few written records
available it is difficult to trace the symbols. What
facts we do have were given by the Romans after
they conquered the Celtic lands.
Irish Celtic Symbols
The Celtic Dragon
For centuries around the world, the Celtic dragon has
been a creature of myth and legend. Some people believe
that the dragon represents the principles of fertility.
It is believed that the dragon was created with as a
combination of elements when the appearance of life
first came about. When the first living cell was
born from the earth and the sky fertilized it by the
water and the wind, dragon was born from the seed of
the yin and yang. It is said the same process takes
place every year.
The Celtic Dragon
Celtic Baby Names
Names have always been given to babies to acknowledge
strength, honor, or courage. Celts were of Scottish, Irish,
or Welsh descent. People associate each person by his
or her name, which is very important, when distinguishing
one person from another. During Celtic times, a baby was
only giving one name to distinguish it from any other, and
then, as the baby grew into adulthood, the clans surname
was also used to distinguish which clan he was from.
Celts named their babies after places they had been or
something or someone they admired. This could relate
to one of their deities, a mythological name, someone
in history, or after a brave clan member, so that the name
of the respected clan member would live on through the
babies’ names. Naming a baby was a very responsible task
because it was so important to choose just the right name.
As writing had not yet become very well known, this meant
that a clan’s heritage would have to live on, being passed down
from one generation to the next, by this new baby. The very first
gift that one gives to their new born baby is the gift of a name,
so people want the baby’s name to be spectacular.
Celtic wedding rings and celtic wedding bands
The popularity of Celtic style wedding rings has increased
over the last ten year massively, and has reaching the point
that many top Celtic jewellery designers are taking the steps
into the main stream fashion market. For years many Celtic
artists have been kept in the nick market place and out of the
spot light and not given the recognition they deserve.
With the love of all things Celtic becoming more a part of
modern life people are looking to incorporate this style
into their wedding day .From very simple Celtic bands, to
beautifully created platinum Celtic wedding rings. brides
and grooms are taking the time to find that one piece of
Celtic jewellery they will wear every day..
There are many styles Celtic wedding rings produced
today and available for buyers to choose from but the majority
are based around one of 5 Celtic ring types going back many
generations and although artist add and alter the bands and
Celtic knots the underling style remains undeniably Celtic in origin
The most famed Celtic magic fables are those of King Author and the metaphysical Merlin. The real identity and origin of Author is vague and disputable. Even though the Arthurian Stories were composed in Welsh, many individuals now consider, based on actual and true evidence, that some of the affectionate and heroic adventures of King Author of celtic magic really took place in Strathclyde, Scotland.
Unknotting The Meaning Of Celtic Knotwork
Knots have been part of our lives all along, but scriptures don’t provide much explanation about them. You might have come across knot patterns in many parts of the world. In Islamic countries, the mosques are profoundly decorated with knot like patterns. You may find knot work motifs from the American to Hindu iconography. In Tibet, eternal knot is a common symbol of representing the endless cycle of existence.