Triple Goddess Celtic Triskele Plaque
By Maxine Miller
One of the most prominent symbols of the Triple Goddess is the Celtic Triskele which features three spiral arms equidistant from the center. Designed by Maxine Miller, each arm of the Triskele features a serpent as the outline while knotwork fills the interior ending with the Celtic Triquetra in the center. Between each pair of arms appears an incarnation of the goddess as Maiden, Mother, and Crone. The edge of the round plaque shows off fish, hounds, and birds respectively by each figure. This stunning triple goddess plaque makes a great piece of wall art for anyone who appreciates the beauty of Celtic art and the Triple Goddess.
Highlights of the Celtic Triple Goddess Wall Plaque
- On the back are three hooks allowing you to hang as you prefer.
- In the background of the Maiden are fresh Spring blossoms. She strides along holding a Spring Flower, confident and ready for all that is new. Her hair flows beautifully behind her merging with the flower blossoms. Fish are at the circular border of her section of the plaque.
- In the background of the Mother are also flowers. She strides forward holding a bouquet of gathered flowers she awaits the birth of her sweet child. Hounds are at the circular border of her section of the plaque.
- In the backgound of the Crone are stars. She walks with confidence holding her staff. Birds are at the circular border of her section of the plaque.
The triskelle has been used since ancient times in Celtic culture to symbolize the cycle of life. It has also been a symbol for the trinity since post-pagan times and medieval times in Scotland, Ireland and parts of England and Wales. As with many of the pagan legends and stories that changed during this time period so did the pagan symbols that were once part of the culture in an effort to convert the entirety of celtic culture to Christianity.
The triskelle also was a symbol for the three goddesses (Maiden, Mother, And Crone) of the Celtic Pantheon (also found in the Greek pantheon). There is also some debate if it came to be a symbol for wise men, leaders, scholars and people of the arts among the druids an ancients celts alike. Origins of this can be found in Brigid daughter of Dagda (Brigid is one of the triple goddesses).
The Spirals moving inward symbolize strength, honor & fortitude.
The Celtic symbol of three conjoined spirals may have had triple significance similar to the imagery that lies behind the triskelion. The triple spiral motif is a Neolithic symbol in Western Europe. It is carved into the rock of a stone lozenge near the main entrance of the prehistoric Newgrange monument in County Meath, Ireland. A variant of the symbol is also found, carved into the wall in the inner chamber of the passage tomb. Because of its Celtic associations, it is also used as a symbol of Brittany.
Each bronze plaque of the Triple Goddess measures approximately 10 3/4 inches x 3/4 inch in thickness.
Resin Plaque with Bronze Color Finish. Includes hooks for convenient hanging.