Celtic Symbol For Purity

Celtic symbol for purity

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Celtic Symbol for Purity in the Ogham

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A new mother asked me if there was an ancient Celtic symbol for purity (shown left). She wanted to make a decorative mobile above her baby’s crib that was both powerful, effective and symbolic of the concept of pure-ness.

Specifically, she wanted a symbol for purity with which she could make the mobile…sort of like a blessing and offering gesture. Symbols for purity started flooding my mind when responding to her. 

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The Celtic culture and their application of symbolism tends to not be so specific as to define only one concept. Rather, they had a more broad, or conceptual approach to symbols…one symbol embrace a whole myriad of meanings.

Furthermore, later evolution of the Celtic language of symbolism indicates their meanings were derived primarily from elements of nature (much like the Native North Americans).

For example, the circle is a Celtic insignia that indicates the wholeness of spirit – a soul that is intact, and therefore it is a symbol of pureness in integrity. This would be a primitive Celtic motif for purity.

A more evolved Celtic symbol for purity can be found in the Ogham – which is an ancient Celtic form of communication.