Celtic Symbols and Signs

Celtic Symbols and Celtic Symbol Meaning



Celtic Symbols and Signs (portal page)

For centuries, Celtic symbols and signs held incredible power for the ancient Celts in every way of life.

Today, we can learn about this power and utilize it by learning the language of Celtic symbols.

The word "Celtic" refers to people who lived in Britain and Western Europe from 500 BC and 400 AD. Celts were of the Iron Age and lived in small villages which were led by warrior chiefs.

The written records remaining from the Celts of Europe are scant, therefore signs and symbols can be hard to determine and trace. Many facts come by way of the Romans, who conquered the Celtic lands during the rise of the Roman Empire.

Regardless, thanks to time-honored traditions, (like story-telling) enough history was salvaged, and the Celtic heritage remains strong.

In honor of the bravery and magic of the Celts, and to celebrate their rich history, I now provide you with a wealth of information.

Note: Whenever possible, I have cited my sources of information (even when it's just my own observations or from my personal sources such as family and friends). To the best of my ability, I strive to provide the most accurate information on Celtic symbolism and wisdom. Alas, history has a funny way of getting distorted...especially over a few thousand years.

If you find inconsistencies between the Celtic information on Whats-Your-Sign.com and your own research, don't freak out. Keep researching, do your best to find the common threads to all your sources that help substantiate your own beliefs/ideals. Sometimes answers simply can't be 100% cookie-cutter clear. In some instances, I rather think that's a good thing. Gaps in concrete evidence often allow our larger selves (our spirit, intuition, creativity) to fill in the blanks.

Having said all that, just click the images or links below to get what you need.

In-Site Links to Celtic Symbols and Celtic Meanings

Celtic symbol meanings page Celtic Symbol Meanings
Want to know more about ancient Celtic symbols and signs? What do they mean? Why were they used? Discover answers to these questions and more as you explore various Celtic symbols such as the Triskelion, Fivefold Pattern, and Triquetra.

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Celtic animal meanings page Celtic Animals
It may talk like a duck and walk like a duck, but is the meaning of this Celtic Animal Symbol what you think it is? Confirm your theories and find out the meanings behind Celtic animal symbols.

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Celtic animal symbols page More Celtic Animal Symbols
Taking the Ogham one step further, check out this Celtic Animal Symbols page for 20 corresponding animal meanings.

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Celtic animal signs of the zodiac Celtic Animal Zodiac
Learn more about your Celtic animal sign according to the Celtic lunar year.

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Celtic cross meaning Celtic Cross Meaning
A magnificent symbol of faith, the Celtic cross meaning has a lot of other symbolic implications too. Read about them here.

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Celtic Symbols of the Tuatha Celtic Symbols of the Tuatha De Danann
Exploration of the Celtic symbols of the Tuatha de Danann. Their properties, associations and magical influences described here.

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Celtic meanings of the five fold symbol Celtic Five Fold Symbol Meanings
Discover the Celtic meanings behind the five fold symbol, including symbolic associations and insights into the Celtic fifth element.

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Celtic symbolic trees Celtic Meaning of Symbolic Trees
A great starter page explaining the basics of the Celtic Ogham with bullet points on the Celtic meaning of symbolic trees.

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Celtic astrology Celtic Tree Astrology
Learn more about your Celtic tree astrology sign and the fascinating realm of the druid zodiac.

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Celtic knots Celtic Knots and Meanings
Explore and learn more about fascinating Celtic knots meanings and interpretations.

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Celtic dara knot Dara Celtic Knot Meaning
There are various legends corresponding with Celtic knots. This page is devoted to the Dara Celtic knot meaning.

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Celtic quaternary knot Quaternary Celtic Knot Meaning
Celtic knot meanings will vary according to style, region, era, and artist. Discover the details behind this quaternary knot here.

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Celtic gods and goddesses Celtic Gods and Goddesses
Who was Taranis and why was he such a favorite at parties? Find out the answer to this and many more of your questions about Celtic Gods and Goddesses.

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Celtic jewelry Celtic Jewelry History
Celtic jewelry was just as popular in the times of the ancient Celts as it is today. There's a reason for that - take a closer look at Celtic jewelry, and the history behind it.

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Celtic tattoos Celtic Tattoo History
Studies deduce that Celts were probably really big on tattoos. We're not talking a rose on the cheek. More like full sleeves, along with full chest and back pieces. Check out this page for examples of the art, and learn how they "got inked."

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Celtic symbol meanings page Celtic Skull Symbolism
Observations about the Celtic preoccupation with head skull symbol. Includes meanings that may shed more light on the Celtic skull cult.

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Celtic warrior Celtic Symbol for Warrior
A common question from visitors is "What is the Celtic symbol for warrior." Although not a clear-cut answer, this page outlines some possibilities.

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Celtic symbol for purity Celtic Symbol for Purity
How did the ancients express the concept of purity? Check this page out for some ideas on the Celtic symbol for purity.

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Celtic triskelion symbol meaning Triskelion Symbol Meaning
What's all the commotion behind the three-legged motion of the Triskelion? Find out the various Celtic symbol meanings of this unique emblem on this page.

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Celtic symbol for trinity Celtic Trinity (triquetra) Meaning
Discover more about the celtic symbol for trinity, and the meaning behind the triquetra.

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Celtic shamrock meaning Celtic Shamrock Meaning
Symbolic shamrock meaning and lore: Discover the grand spiritual significance behind this unassuming little plant. Includes four-leaf clover meaning too.

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Celtic mandala Celtic Symbol Mandalas
View beautiful Celtic designs in mandala style. Celtic knot meanings along with other symbolism is included with each design.


I hope you enjoy browsing through these articles about Celtic symbols, Celtic signs and general symbolic meanings behind the Celtic way of life. Whether you are looking to reach the roots of your Irish/Celtic heritage, or researching your next Celtic tattoo, the symbol meanings here are sure to help you on your path. Thanks for reading, and happy discovering! :)

Image credit: Thanks to Cari Buziak at Aon Celtic for all the designs seen in the center section of this page.

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