Mystic Symbols

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

From the motion-within-stillness of the endless knot, constructed on principles of cosmic geometry, to the stark simplicity of the cup or cauldron, the Celts wove a web of symbols which remind us that there is a deep and sometimes hidden meaning in the everyday. Whether you wear a triskele around your neck, recite stories to the music of the Harp or stand before a Celtic cross, you are on the threshold of the great mysteries that the Druids, Bards and Saints knew.

Lady Wilde mentioned in her 1887 book ‘Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland’ that the Transylvanians and Irish shared an identical belief that one should ‘Never kill a spider’.

Their webs, very often called ‘moose wobs’ were a great specific to stop bleeding.


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