Celtic Trinity Women’s T-shirt


This triple coil features one of the oldest Celtic symbols: the spiral. A loose counter-clockwise spiral was a symbol for the summer sun. A tight clockwise spiral represented the winter sun, when there was less daylight. Two spirals placed together represented the balance in nature. We think that’s pretty cool.

And three spirals? Since three was a sacred number to the Druids, there are lots of ideas about what the triple spiral meant. The symbol is called a triskelion or triskele, which means “three legs” in Greek. And each leg has a meaning. Some believe the triple spiral represents forward motion and the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Christian missionaries likened it to the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This trinity symbol could also represent past, present, and future; power, intellect, and love; and mother, father, and child. You really can take your pick.