We all know that the Celtic Knot has been around for ages, yet we aren’t quite sure how the essence and overall symbolism became something we believe in and how these values were embedded in such an intricate design. One of the shocking features that the Celtic Knot embodies is that they were used by ancient Celts to decorate churches and monuments. They were even used in some manuscripts as designs and artworks.
These designs were woven patterns of wool or engraved in stone, pretty archaic which only means that it has already been used for the longest time. The design was aimed to showcase the symbolism of faith wherein life has no beginning and end. We are born in society to live out our daily needs, yet when the time comes, we pass and we are either reincarnated or spend the rest of our lives in the spiritual world.
The belief of the afterlife and reincarnation will vary from people that believe and practice their faith. The Celtic Knot however, already showcases the entire cycle but believes in the eternity of such a loop. We may have different practices, different beliefs, but one thing is for sure, we all want to live out our lives to its full potential and whatever happens next, shall come to be.
Talking about the Celtic Knot we would have to go through the variety of designs that have molded over time. Here’s a quick list of the history of each form and their meaning.
One of the most famous Celtic Knot designs is the “triquetra” or trinity knot. The symbolism is dated way back in ancient Celtic history with the belief of a higher power that ecompasses the holy trinity or the neo-pagan goddesses. We can see this design worn by those who are religiously devoted and are faithful in their respective beliefs.
The Celtic Spiral Knot is believed to be an embodiment of eternal life. As mentioned in the previous paragraphs, there are Celtics that are provident in the belief of a life cycle that revolves around birth-death-rebirth. It also symbolizes three core elements which are earth, water, and fire; the continuous line within the spiral stands for unity and oneness of spirit. Either belief has one core value which is the growth and movement within the cosmos.
The Celtic Love Knot on the other hand is what we have come to see in today’s society as the embodiment of eternal love for your partner or special person. Love is an emotion that has been practiced even before the common era and would truly be an embodiment of commitment, loyalty, and unity. It is used today as a symbol of your unconditional love for a specific person in which is truly a beautiful gesture.
The Celtic Sailors Knot on the other hand is just as beautiful as the Celtic Love Knot. It embodies the belief of eternal love for your partner. On the other hand, the sailors knot is moreover a momentos that symbolizes harmony, friendship, affection, and deep love. Blending individual lives for one common purpose in which it is shared for the rest of their existence. It is entwined through ropes and simple to create, however, it is the strongest knot known in Celtic history.
These knots symbolize a variety of meanings yet are grounded with the same values. As Celtic and Irish people, we believe in the foundation of relationships that are bonded through common beliefs and emotions. We want to share our entirety with people that can reciprocate the same feeling.
The beauty of these knots, designs, symbols, values, and meaning are all embodied in today’s society. The best part is that these pieces are readily available for us to keep and express our respective beliefs through jewelry.
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