Celtic Symbols and Signs
Celtic Symbols and Signs Introduction 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.
Celtic Symbols and Celtic Meanings
Common 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.
Celtic Animal Symbols
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.
Ogham Celtic Animal Symbols
Taking the Ogham one step further, check out this Celtic Animal Symbols page for 20 corresponding animal meanings.
Celtic Animal Zodiac
Learn more about your Celtic animal sign according to the Celtic lunar year.
Celtic Cross Symbol Meaning
A magnificent symbol of faith, the Celtic cross meaning has a lot of other symbolic implications too. Read about Celtic cross meanings here.
Tuatha Celtic Symbols
Exploration of the Celtic symbols of the Tuatha de Danann. Their properties, associations and magical influences described here.
Five Fold Celtic Meaning
Discover the Celtic meanings behind the five fold symbol, including symbolic associations and insights into the Celtic fifth element.
Celtic Ogham: Secret Meaning of Trees
A great starter page explaining the basics of the Celtic Ogham with bullet points on the Celtic meaning of symbolic trees.
Celtic Tree Astrology Signs
Learn more about your Celtic tree astrology sign and the fascinating realm of the druid zodiac.
Celtic Knot Meanings
Explore and learn more about fascinating Celtic knots meanings and interpretations. Includes prime Celtic knots such as the triquetra, quaternary (four sided) and the triskelion.
Celtic Dara Knot
There are various legends corresponding with Celtic knots. This page is devoted to the Dara Celtic knot meaning.
Quarternary Celtic Knot Meaning
Celtic knot meanings will vary according to style, region, era, and artist. Discover the details behind this quaternary knot here.
Meaning of 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.
Symbolism in Celtic Jewelry
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.
Celtic Tattoo Meanings
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."
Meaning of the Celtic Skull
Observations about the Celtic preoccupation with head skull symbol. Includes meanings that may shed more light on the Celtic skull cult
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.
Celtic Purity Symbol
How did the ancients express the concept of purity? Check this page out for some ideas on the Celtic symbol for purity.
Celtic Trinity Symbol Meaning
Discover more about the celtic symbol for trinity, and the meaning behind the triquetra.
Celtic Triskelion 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
Celtic Meaning of the Shamrock
Symbolic shamrock meaning and lore: Discover the grand spiritual significance behind this unassuming little plant. Includes four-leaf clover meaning too.
Celtic Symbol Mandala
View beautiful Celtic designs in mandala style. Celtic knot meanings along with other symbolism is included with each design.
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Celtic Druid Signs
Celtic Druid Astrology Intro
Learn more about your Druid signs according to the Celtic Lunar Calendar and Druid zodiac.
Your Celtic Druid Signs
Discover your Druid signs according to the Celtic Lunar Calendar and your personality type.
Flower Meanings: Orchid
Sexy, sultry, capable and totally enchanting. These are just a few meanings of the orchid. Check out symbolic flower meanings for orchid here.
Law of Attraction and Butterfly Meanings
Symbolic butterfly meaning is married to the art of Law of Attraction. Find out why here.
An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings
Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time, and mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)
As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!