A triskelion, sometime called triskele, is symbol or motif that is popular in many cultures. It consists of 3 interlocked spirals, radiating from a common centre, and with a rotational symmetry. Sometimes it’s composed of 3 legs.
A triskelion symbol is popular in many cultures: it is an ancient symbol of pre-Celtic and Celtic beliefs. The triskele was used by the Druids to represent the sacred number three. It is probably the most famous Irish megalithic symbol. It is used on the coat of arms of the Isle of Man. It’s the symbol of Sicily, where it’s called a Trinacria, and also the isle of wight.
The meaning of ancient symbols is hard to track. It could mean the three powers of maiden, mother and crone. It is also a symbol for personal growth, spiritual development.
The word triskelion, and triskele, are derived from Greek, where it was used on coins.
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