Triskelion of the Threefold Goddess - Pendant
The Triskelion of the Threefold Goddess is an ancient magical and Celtic symbol.
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Triskelion of the Threefold Goddess
The La Tène culture was named after an important site of excavation located in Switzerland and lasted from the 5th to the 1st century B.C. - during this time the Celts primarily decorated their pieces of art with the spiral-shaped pattern of the triskelion.
Often these pieces of art depict triskelions with three arms that virtually fill the whole space of the motif. Using this "horror vacui" named style the artist tries to avoid empty spaces in his ornament, because the Celts thought that they were unnatural - after all every part of the world is filled with the power of nature.
Principally a triskelion is drawn in one line thereby symbolizing, without origin or end, the power of the Threefold Goddess - when one looks at the pattern for a longer time often even the impression is created that the design would be rotating: The Celtic goddess Blodeuwedd symbolized the virgin who would soon give birth to new life, Arianrhod the mother who feeds and brings up this life and the Old Wise Goddess stood for the teacher who passes on her knowledge. In old Celtic belief the lily-faced Goddess Blodeuwedd, the Goddess of Dawn Arianrhod and the Old Wise Goddess thereby formed a triad which was also called the Threefold Goddess.
This pendant is made of Sterling Silver. Sterling is also called 925 Silver and consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Because of its high quality it is the most frequently used and most popular silver for the production of jewelry. Its name is derived from the Sterling coins that were used in Great Britain until 1920 and which consisted of exactly the same silver alloy.
This jewelry is also available in gold
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Triskelion of the Threefold Goddess
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Rob Ray Collection".
Rob Ray Collection
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