Friday, January 20, 2012
Cool dollar store purchase.
I've always known this symbol as a "triple spiral" or "triskele." In Paganism, we use the symbol to represent the threefold aspect of the Goddess (Maiden, Mother, and Crone.) I know that the symbol itself is incredibly old, and was used widely in Celtic culture, which is why it is so popular with modern day Pagans. I've also seen it used in a number of tattoos. What I didn't know is that Christians have adopted the symbol to use in representing the Trinity, and that variations of the symbol can be found among the Greeks, Koreans, and Japanese. Apparently, even the Third Reich had a version (thanks a lot for corrupting yet another sacred symbol, Nazis!) For more information, read the Wikipedia article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triskelion
I think I'm going to paint my suncatcher in shades of green and blue, with lots of glitter. Yay!