The Trinity Knots
The Traditional Meaning of Trinity Knots
The trinity is three different elements that are connected to form a whole such as in the Christian church where God is represented by the father, the son and the Holy Ghost. The trinity knot represents three elements combining and also represents the flow of creative energy that stands beneath the feat of the wearer and moves upwards into the world. In the Celtic tradition the trinity also represents the maiden, the mother and the wise old women and can be seen as a symbol for the different stages of human life.
Motifs of Trinity Knots
Trinity motifs are very popular in Celtic jewelry designs and are often used in pendants and earrings for both men and women. One of the most popular trinity motifs in Ireland is the religious motif and the trinity knot is often worn as an alternative to the Christian cross as a sign of faith. Another common trinity motif is the unity between the male and female sides, where the combination of the two sides makes a whole that is greater than a sum of the two parts together. Other trinity motifs include the past, present and the future and the earth, the heavens and the underworld.
The Aria Knot
This is a special type of trinity knot that is created from the joining lines of three separate arcs. The lines meet in the center of the design to form a trinity knot to show the joining and balance of three different aspects of life. The Aria knot is often made from gold and is worn as a pendant.
Trinity Knots in Celtic Jewelry
The most traditional form of Celtic trinity knot jewelry is a pendant, which is often worn around the neck as a talisman. This special pendant can be worn to balance and increase the flow of energy. Trinity knots are also made into earrings and rings and come in a wide range of different styles and sizes.