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Celtic Fairy Pendant with Amethyst Gemstone
Celtic Fairy pendant with real Amethyst gemstone.

Celtic Fairy Pendant with Amethyst Gemstone

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The Celts were a people of storytelling, rich in symbolism and deep in meaning. In true Celtic tradition these pendants of real gemstones, Celtic knots and symbols combine to retell the story of these ancient legends. Each pendant comes with a real 6mm faceted gemstone, Celtic symbols, high quality crystals and glass beads, and is finished with a 18" silver plate snake chain or upgrade to a sterling silver box chain. Comes gift box with story card explaining the Celtic symbols and the ancient Celtic legend.

Legend of the Celtic Fairy
 
Early Celts had a profound belief in an invisible realm inhabited by the “other” world beings known collectively as the Sidhe, or fairies. The Sidhe are considered to be a distinct race that has had much interaction with mortals over the centuries. Belief in these beings who have powers to move quickly through the air and beneath water and change their shape at will once played a large roll in the lives of the Celtic people in rural Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. 

Fairy- lore began with the coming of the Gaels. When the first Gaels arrived in Ireland, they found that the Tuatha De Danaan, the people of the goddess Dana, controlled the land. The Gaels fought them in battle and defeated them, driving them ‘underground’ where it is said they remain to this day in the hollow hills or Sidhe mounds as fairies. 

The belief in the Sidhe or fairies is part of a pre-Christian religion which continued for thousands of years, and survives today in the oral tradition of storytelling by the Celtic people.

Meaning of the Celtic Knot

All Celtic knots, whether square, triangle or round, symbolize“no beginning, no end... infinity,” the intertwining of this world and the “other” or spiritual world, the continuity of life paths, the mingling of relationships, and the binding together of all. 

The history of the Celts is an oral one and the exact meaning of their artwork, including all Celtic knots, is unsure. However scholars believe the round Lugh knot comes from Celtic mythology with Lugh being the Celtic god of Harvest; to this day a festival called Lughnasa is celebrated, in Ireland and in the Celtic Isles, halfway between the Summer solstice and Autumn equinox.

The triangular three-point knot called Triquetra, Triknot or Trinity has meaning for Christians and pagans alike. Early Christians adopted it as a symbol of the three-in-one God or Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Triquetra is often found in insular art such as illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells. It is also found in similar artwork on Celtic crosses from the early Christian period. Pagans took it as a symbol of division of the world into the realms of Earth, Sea and Sky, and as a symbol of the triple goddesses, for example, Epona and The Morrígan.

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