Meaning of Triquetra - Trinity Knot - Celtic Triangle
By Gaelyn Larrick
The triquetra is a three part ancient symbol comprised
of three interlocked vesica pices, often used to
represent people or concepts in groups of three. Also
known as the trinity knot and Celtic triangle, it has
been found in Celtic art, paganism and also
has been used in Christianity.
The triquetra symbol has been found on
stones, in northern Europe, that date back to before 1,000 AD.
The triquetra is also found in the Book of
Kells, an illuminated manuscript that
was likely created on the Island of Iona (off the
Scottish coast) around AD 800.
The triquetra has been found on rune
stones in Northern Europe and on early Germanic coins.
It probably had pagan religious meaning and it bears a
resemblance to the Valknut, a symbol associated with
For pagans, the Triquetra
at 8:17 PM on Apr. 30, 2010
represents the threefold nature of the Goddess as
virgin, mother and crone. It also symbolizes life, death,
and rebirth and the three forces of nature: earth,
air, and water. The inner three circles represent the
female element and fertility.
For Christians, the Triquetra represents the Trinity:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--three persons as one
God. Its three equal arcs represent equality, its
continuous line expresses eternity, and the
interweaving represents indivisibility and unity.
Recently the triquetra has been seen on the television
show "Charmed." It was used as a symbol by the
Halliwell sisters. They mentioned on the series that
the symbol represents the Power Of Three, and Prue
later suggests that it represents the three of them
working together as one.
This is what I found....might be helpful
at 8:17 PM on Apr. 30, 2010
Something else...Google is awesome!
at 8:19 PM on Apr. 30, 2010
Yup what was said....triple goddess symbol...celtic.
at 8:20 PM on Apr. 30, 2010
The Triquetra represents the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The unbroken circle represents eternity. The interwoven nature of the symbol denotes the indivisibility and equality of the Holy Trinity. It symbolizes that the Holy Spirit is three beings of power, honor, and glory but is indivisibly one God.
Had to throw this in for the Christian in you. It is found on the New KJV of the bible on the title page and binding.
at 8:24 PM on Apr. 30, 2010
Ahhh, she, even 2autisticsmom admits that Christians use Pagan symbols! lol
at 8:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2010
Thank you guys. Very much. I wasn't sure charmed is my favourite show, but I wanted to know the meaning if there was one especially since I found them on online magick shops. Thanks a bunch
at 8:34 PM on Apr. 30, 2010
Oh thanks for the Christianity reference I never knew that. That is a very cool fact.
at 8:35 PM on Apr. 30, 2010