Ancient Symbol of Eternity - Three Fates in an Eternal Spiral
The natural direction of life is that of a spiral, a balanced continuous
movement winding towards the center and releasing outward again. The spiral
was a sacred symbol to all primitive peoples. It demonstrated the eternal
rhythm of life of which we are all part.
The triple spiral design is unique to the Celtic peoples. The ancient design
adorning their most sacred places represents the trinity of life in its many
forms such as body, mind, and spirit. Most significantly, it represents the
Goddess of these matriarchal people in Her forms of Maiden, Mother, and Old
The continuous line of the triscele interlaces within itself representing
the thread of life woven by the three fates in an eternal spiral,
symbolizing the eternal path of one's spirit through the course of life,
death, and rebirth.
||Triscele of Dana
direction of life is that of the Spiral, a balanced, continuous movement winding
towards the Cosmic or Spiritual Center.
The Spiral was a Sacred Symbol to all Ancient peoples. It demonstrated the
Eternal Rhythm of Life. The Triple Spiral design is unique to the Celtic
peoples. This ancient design adorns their most Sacred places and represents the
Trinity of Life in its many forms i.e. Body, Mind, and Spirit. Most
significantly, it represents the Goddess of Her matriarchal people in her forms
of Maiden, Mother, and Old Wise Woman. The one continuous line of the Triscele
interlaces within itself representing the "Thread of Life" woven by the "Three
The Triscele of Dana Spiral symbolizes the Eternal Path of one's undying Spirit
through the course of life, death, and rebirth. Following the spiral path can
induce a meditative state leading to transcendence from the mundane to the
Artist Chris Bennett writes: "Across the mists of time and throughout many
civilizations, the number three has been a powerful icon. To the pre-Celtic
people of Ireland, the Tuatha de Danann, all forms of life go through three
stages. The first stage starts with the Creation of each "spark" of Life. From
the moment of birth, each Soul experiences the same trials and suffering of
every plant and animal. Each spark is reborn from
one shell to the next, going through all life situations until it reaches a
state of "ALBRED" and is ready for the second stage, the human experience.
Within this stage all facets of human life are explored and understood, as the
soul is reborn countless times. This cycle continues until the spark reaches "GWYNFYD"
or "purity". The ancient bards defined this state as "life manifested as a pure
rejoicing force having attained its triumph over "Evil." Like all rivers
reaching the sea, the Soul will eventually reach the third stage of life, called
"CEUGANT". Within this cycle the soul becomes Pure Consciousness and merges with
The design style of this "Danna's Triad" is called "vegetal" as it is composed
of stylized vines and leaves. This design is based on one found on a bronze
relic called a horn cap (the handle on a chariot or saddle) which was found in
the Thames river and dates to about the fourth century B.C. Symbolically, the
vegetal style reminds us to respect nature and all forms of life therein. This
emblem helps the wearer remember that every plant, animal and being encountered
is the housing for a Soul on its path towards the Enlightenment.
The Triscele of Dana Pendant
is double sided and made of Excelsior Pewter. Comes with a 34" cord, accent bead
and booklet. 1" in diameter.