This hand-drawn, hand-burned pyrography Celtic cross is the perfect addition to your home decor. The picture is on natural unfinished wood and hangs from an adjustable leather cord (just untie the knot and adjust the length of the cord, then tie a new knot).
ABOUT THE CELTIC CROSS (from Elizabeth at AstrologyoftheAncients.com)
"The symbolic image of the Celtic cross consists of a cross with a circle or ring at the intersection.
Over time, the Celtic cross has evolved to include different art motifs and Celtic symbols on it as decoration. They have become quite popular and have spread from being used to decorate gravestones to a symbol that has spread beyond Ireland.
Here are a few Celtic cross meanings to give you some quick keywords about this Celtic symbol:
What Does the Ring Mean?
Some legends state that St. Patrick brought the Celtic cross to Ireland. To bring Christianity to the ancient Celts and Druids, it is said that he combined the symbol of the cross with the sun (the ring or circle in the Celtic cross) to bridge the pagan beliefs about the sun with Christian beliefs.
However, no one really knows where the circle comes from. A circle was a pagan symbol for the moon, while a cross inside a circle was a pagan symbol for the sun. So it is possible that the Celtic cross was originally a pagan symbol that was later adopted by the Romans to convert the Celts to Christianity.
It was a normal practice for Christianity to adopt pagan symbols to help convert people, so while this is likely what happened with the Celtic cross, we can't know for certain as we don't have written records showing this happened in this instance.
Based on my research, my opinion is that the circle on the Celtic cross is symbolic of the Celts belief in the cycle of life. There is a pattern to everything – from beginning to end, we always come back to where we started and begin again.
The seasons had great meaning for the Celts and played a role in Celtic Astrology. We pass through Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and return again to Spring. I believe this also plays into the symbolic meaning of the Celtic cross.
There is a balance to life, a pattern and a circle. It provides a wholeness that connects everything. This is the Celtic cross meaning."
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