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Celtic Symbols and Signs

Celtic Symbols and Celtic Symbol Meaning

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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.

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Celtic Animal Symbols

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

celtic symbols

Celtic Animal Symbols

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

celtic symbols

Celtic Animal Symbols

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

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.
Celtic animal meanings

Celtic Animal Meanings

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.
Celtic animal symbols

More Celtic Animal Symbols

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

Celtic Animal Zodiac

Learn more about your Celtic animal sign according to the Celtic lunar year. This ancient astrology gives fascinating insight into your Celtic personality type.
Celtic cross meanings

Celtic Cross Meaning

A magnificent symbol of faith, the Celtic cross meaning has a lot of other symbolic implications too. Read about Celtic cross meanings here.
Celtic symbols of the Tuatha de Danann

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.
Celtic five fold symbol meaning

Celtic Five Fold Symbol Meanings

Discover the Celtic meanings behind the five fold symbol, including symbolic associations and insights into the Celtic fifth element.
Celtic symbol trees Ogham meaning

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.
Celtic astrology meaning

Celtic Tree Astrology

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

Celtic Knots and 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 knot meaning - Dara knot

Dara Celtic Knot Meaning

There are various legends corresponding with Celtic knots. This page is devoted to the Dara Celtic knot meaning.
Celtic knot meaning - quarternary 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.
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.
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.
Celtic tattoo meanings

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."
Celtic skull meanings

Celtic Skull Symbolism

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

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 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.
Celtic symbol meaning trinity symbol meaning

Celtic Trinity (triquetra) Meaning

Discover more about the celtic symbol for trinity, and the meaning behind the triquetra.
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.
Celtic mandala

Celtic Symbol Mandalas

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

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Avia Venefica

About the Author: Avia Venefica has an undergraduate degree with a focus in anthropology and art. She has also been an understudy in several tribal and spiritual organizations around the nation. Avia is the author of several publications concerning esoteric wisdom, and makes herself available for public speaking/presentations on symbolic topics.