Celtic symbols for love, Celtic symbols for family, Celtic symbols for strength and more in our guide to Celtic symbols and their meanings

Celtic symbols held incredibly meaningful powers in the lives of those living from approximately 500 B.C. to 400 A.D. Celtic symbols can be beautifully intricate and in some cases filled with intense mystery as to the various meanings behind them. Historically we have very little to go off when attempting to grasp the true sense behind them. Many of the recurring themes in the meaning of Celtic symbols are love, loyalty, energy, wisdom, and war. 

We have created a list of some of the most well known Celtic symbols to learn a little more about the language and intention of them.

Triskelion

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Triskelion

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Triskelion

The Triskelion symbol is made up of three conjoined spirals and rotational symmetry. Nature and the movement of life is the well-known meaning of the symbol, describing the past, present, and future. The symbol also shows strength in Celtic culture, it shows moving forward from adverse conditions.

Triquetra: Symbol Of Eternal Spiritual Life

 

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Triquetra

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Triquetra

The Triquetra is one continuous line interweaving around itself which symbolizes the eternal spiritual life.

Carolingian Cross

 

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Carolingian Cross

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Carolingian Cross

It represents unity, balance, and the eternity of God.

Claddagh Ring

Wiki Commons.

Wiki Commons.

The Claddagh ring is known worldwide and continues to be worn as jewelry because of its meaning. The heart on the ring represents love while the hands represent friendship, and the crown represents loyalty. 

Celtic Cross

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Celtic cross

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Celtic cross

It’s believed that the first Celtic cross was formed by St. Patrick while bringing Christianity to the Druids.

The Awen

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Awen

Celtic symbols and their meanings: Awen

The Awen is a Neo-Druid symbol of balance.

Are there any Celtic symbols we didn’t mention that you like? Let us know in the comments.

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