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Celtic Tree of Life Pendant with Moss Jade Gemstone
Celtic Tree of Life with Moss Jade

Celtic Tree of Life Pendant with Moss Jade 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 4mm Moss Jade 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.

Celtic Tree of Life
 

The ancient people of the Celtic Isles believed in the Tree of Life or Yggdrasil. Early Celtic mythology tells the story of the Tree of Life connecting the two worlds of Father Heavens and Mother Earth. When a Celtic tribe cleared new land for settlement, they always left a great tree in the middle known in Ireland as the crann bethadh, Gaelic for “Tree of Life.” Embodying the integrity of the Celtic people, chieftains were inaugurated under the sacred tree, for with its roots stretching down to the lower world and its branches reaching to the upper world, it connected him with the powers of both this world and the “other” spiritual world.

When the Norse invaded what is know as the Celtic Isles they brought with them another story of the Yggdrasil.  It is said to be an eternally green massive holy ash tree with branches that stretch over all of the nine worlds, extends up and above the heavens, and is anchored by three enormous roots each leading to a sacred well. Located in Asgard, the land of the Nordic gods, the tree is said to provide wisdom to those who drink its magical spring waters of knowledge. 

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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