Hi everyone. I hope I find you all well. This week, my series exploring Ireland’s iconic symbols ends with the Triskel symbol, also known as the Triskele or Triskelion. This potent Celtic symbol has been a part of Irish culture for thousands of years. It is made up of three interlocking spirals.
The Meaning of the Triskele
The origins of the Triskel symbol in Ireland are something of mystery, but it is believed that it dates back to prehistoric times. The symbol can be seen on ancient artifacts, such as the entrance stone at Newgrange, Ireland’s famous Neolithic burial tomb in County Meath.
The Triskel symbol has various meanings in Irish culture. Some people believe that the three spirals represent the three elements of earth, water, and air. Others believe that the symbol represents the three aspects of the Triple Goddess in Celtic mythology: maiden, mother, and crone.
Regardless of its meaning, the Triskel symbol has plays an important role in Irish history. The symbol was used by the ancient Celts in Ireland as a way to mark sacred sites. It was also used by early Christians in Ireland as a way to incorporate the pagan symbol into their new religion.
Whether it represents the three elements of earth, water, and air, the Triple Goddess, or the three realms of existence, the Triskel symbol has played an important role in Irish history and continues to be a popular symbol in Ireland today. It can be found on everything from jewelry and clothing to souvenirs and art. Here’s our top Celtic jewelry pieces featuring this iconic symbol.
Triskele Jewelry at The Irish Store
1. Trinity Knot Triskele Pendant
This stunning Celtic pendant beautifully combines the triskele with another favorite Celtic symbol, the trinity knot. Featuring sparkling cubic zirconias and rose-gold plated detailing on a sterling silver chain. Complete the look with matching earrings below.
2. Trinity Knot Triskel Earrings
3. The Salmon Of Knowledge Celtic Pendant
This gorgeous pendant combines the age-old triskele symbol with the mythical tale of the Salmon of Knowledge. The old Irish legend goes that as a young boy, Fionn mac Cumhaill ate the salmon of knowledge which had been caught by the wise poet, Finnegas in the River Boyne. He then gained all the knowledge in the world! Sterling silver with gold plated detailing.
Take care of yourselves and each other,
Slán go fóill!