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Irish Shamrock Heart Pendant with Malachite Gemstone
Irish Shamrock heart pendant with Malachite.

Irish Shamrock Heart Pendant with Malachite 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 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 Irish Shamrock
 
Though the origin of the Shamrock is lost in antiquity, it was the Celtic Druids who first shared the legend of Shamrock and secured its place in Irish mythology. And although the Celts relied on oral storytelling to past down their beliefs it is thought that they attached great significance to the number three. Clearly expressed in their artistic symbolism, the three (3) is seen throughout Celtic art such as the Triskel a symbol composed of three spirals, or the three-legged Manx adopted by the Celts on the Isle of Man, and in the three petals of the shamrock three may signify the three-layered nature of a human soul, three principle goddesses, or the three elements of earth, sea, and sky. 

The most famous legend of the Shamrock begins long ago when Ireland was the land of Druids, a Christian Bishop known as St. Patrick, plucked a shamrock from Irish soil to demonstrate the “three-in-one” meaning of the Christian God Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Another Shamrock legend has it that the shamrock plant is said to have mystic powers...when the leaves stand upright warns of an approaching storm or danger, and when fully opened brings good luck. 

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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