In ancient Celt belief, Celtic symbols and signs possessed strong power that affects the daily life of a person. The understanding of the symbol meanings were derived from historians of the Celtic culture. Tap the mystery of the Celts by understanding the meanings hidden in these symbols.
The Meaning of Celtic Symbols
Celtic symbol meanings are tough to track because there are minimal known surviving written records of indicating specific Celtic symbol meanings.
Quite a bit of understanding about Celtic use of symbols comes from conjecture and supposition from authorities and historians of ancient Celtic culture.
This is not a bad thing because this allows us to tap into the mystery of the Celtic way, follow our hearts, and open up to our intuition when it comes to Celtic symbolism.
Common Celtic Symbols Meanings
Triskelion Symbol meaning Triskelion:
A Greek term meaning “three-legged,” and thus this sign looks very much like three legs running. The Celtic symbol meaning here is appropriate because this symbol stands for competition and man’s progress. For more details on the Celtic symbol meanings of the Triskelion, click here.
Triquetra Symbol meaningTriquetra:
Latin meaning “three-cornered.” It’s a holy symbol, and it’s meanings are many. It varies in its aspects of spirit, nature, being-ness, and of the cosmos. For the full meaning of the Celtic triquetra symbol, click here.
Celtic Symbol meanings for the triple spiral are far reachingTriple Spiral:
Represents the drawing of the three powers of maiden, mother and crone. It is a sign of female power and especially power through transition and growth. See more about the symbolism of spirals here.
Three Rays (Arwen):
The first and third rays in this symbol represent male and female energy (respectively). The middle ray represents the balance of both energies. See also Yin-Yang symbols page. See also fire symbol (Arwen is the 3rd symbol down).
Represents ethereal energy radiating out (or inward depending on your perspective) Also symbolizes growth, birth and expansion of consciousness. I’ve devoted an entire page on the symbolic meaning of spiral here (blog).