- Fairy Shield Pendant
The Fairy Shield
All women are representations of the Triple-Goddess, no matter which face we choose to show to the world. We have a symbiotic relationship with the Goddess from the moment of our birth. The Triple Goddess imagery of maiden, mother, and crone has been present in many cultures, but was solidly honored by the Celtic peoples.
The Goddesses worshipped by the Celts are said to belong to a race known as the Tuatha De Danann, or "people of the Goddess Dana." Celtic myth tells us the Tuatha De Danann employed their Magick to shield themselves from earthly strife and chose to reside in the spiritual realm, or Faery kingdoms of Ireland. "The Celtic Faery Shield" is a symbol of this very powerful, Goddess inspired Magick.
The Faery Shield is a symbol of the trinity of the Divine Feminine.
It is made up of three interlaced Vesica Piscis which represent the "yoni" or female genitals.
The gateless design prevents the entrance of negative energies. It is furthered strengthened by the Circle; the primary feminine symbol representing sacred space.
This symbol of the three yonis was called the triquetra by the Celts.
The Celts honored the number three and its connection to the Goddess.
We honor the Virgin Goddess for coming of age, making life changes, and new beginnings.
We honor and petition the Mother Goddess when we wish to become pregnant, are ready to give birth, and to bless the newborn and all other children and grandchildren.
We honor the Crone for our celebrations of menopause, transformation, deep wisdom, and the ending of relationships.
Wear the Faery Shield to honor the Celtic woman within you:
"she recognizes her spiritual links to all living things. Her true weapons are her wisdom and self confidence. Her strength is in her willingness to learn and grow.
Her inner peace comes from her sense of place in creation, and her recognition that she carries a spark of the Goddess within her at all times."
Measures 3/4 inches. Adjustable black cord included.
[p.237, Edain McCoy. Celtic Women's Spirituality]
A Linda Masselli Design ﾩ Joseph Masselli 2006