Celtic Charmed Women’s T-shirt
It may be the most recognizable symbol of Ireland. When the British missionary Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century, he used the shamrock as a teaching tool. Each leaf of the clover is said to represent a part of the Holy Trinity, the religious concept that God consists of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Today, the four-leaf clover is considered a good luck charm. But history tells us that the more common three-leaf clover is nothing to sneeze at.
Long before Saint Patrick, the number three was sacred to the ancient Druids of Ireland. They believed that carrying three-leaf shamrocks would protect them from evil spirits. Look at any Celtic symbol, and you’ll see patterns of three and its multiples. They may represent the Trinity or any other trio of concepts—life, death rebirth. Land, sea, and sky. Mind, body, and spirit. Here’s to the power of three!