Celtic Legends, Irish Traditions, St. Patricks Day

The Meaning of the Shamrock

The shamrock is most common 3-leaf clover native to the beautiful Emerald Isle. The majestic shamrock was chosen as the national symbol of Ireland because Saint Patrick used the 3 leafed clover to teach the Holy Trinity to the pagan Celts. The Celts understood the significance of the shamrock forming a triad because they believed three was a mystical number. The Trinity is the idea that God is really three-in-one: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

The word shamrock can be traced back to the Irish word seamróg or seamair óg, meaning “little clover”. The tradition of wearing a Shamrock on Saint Patrick’s Day can be traced back to the early 1700s. The Irish have long considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck. In Ireland shamrocks are traditionally worn at weddings for good luck. Often tucked in a bouquet or used as filler with a boutineer.

Maybe good things really do come in three?

SHAMROCK BLESSING NECKLACE2

There is an old Irish Blessing….

For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.

Celtic Jewelry, Celtic Knot Meanings, Irish Jewelry

Meaning of the Trinity Knot

The trinity knot is the simplest of Celtic Knots representing a triune God. The Celts believed that the trinity, or the number three was special, everything came in three. The three stages of womanhood, maid, mother, and crone. The three elements, earth, fire, and water. in order to make a spiritual connection with the Celts Christianity also embraced this trinity knot to symbolize the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. In modern times the Trinity knot is now interpreted as the Irish love knot. The trinity knot’s interlaced and unbroken lines symbolize spiritual growth, eternal life and undying love.

 	  Diamond Trinity Heart

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