Sunday, October 3, 2010

Adder/Snake - Celtic Animal Sign

In Celtic Zodiac, Adder people have a virtue of resourcefulness, which is one of their greatest strengths. They have also a strong interest in family and excellent memory. They are curious and are always full of questions about how the world works.The snake has long been associated with wisdom and reincarnation.The adder is the only venomous snake found in the British Isles and has the same reputation. The Druids carried an amulet called gloine nathair (serpent glass), which was alleged to be formed from the eggs of an adder. The snake was also thought to embody masculine power, and In the Scottish Highlands, it symbolized the Cailleach's power. Celtic warriors wore a torque with a two-headed snake symbol which embodies this power.

Display Your Pride With a Celtic Tattoo

Within the category of Celtic designs can be added to the Viking design, German wattle due to similarities with Celtic in its form and symbolism.  

This style is characterized by several types of two-dimensional designs of interwoven strips of infinite cyclic or spiral shape and ornamentation in the form of a labyrinth. In the past it was used in various places, from the engraving, which are decorated with weapons and tools to the churches and cathedrals. The basic symbolism of Celtic and Viking designs is an endless cycle of birth, life and death. In addition to the basic symbolism can show some kind of event formed with human and animal figures. They can also describe a complex story in a way that style screened on medieval tapestry.  

The Celtic tattoo is often used as a complement to the fantasy style and tattoos of religious themes, but often tattooed as a whole in itself.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Blair Witch symbol

The Blair Witch symbol is a magic symbol or charm among medieval alchemists and wizards. 
The Legend of the Blair Witch began in 1785 with Elly Kedward who immigrated over to the town known as Blair (United States) from Ireland.

The Blair citizens found out that she was luring the children into her house and drawing blood from them, so she was conviced of performing witchcraft. After she was conviced she was banished to the woods. By the end of that winter most of the children of Blair suddenly disappeared. 
The townspeople blamed the witch and proclaimed the township of Blair and the Black Woods as cursed.

Dream catchers

Dream catchers are an object based of a small hoop covered with string, yarn, or horsehair mesh and decorated with feathers and beads and believed to give its owner good dreams.
There is a traditional belief that the Dreamcatchers filtering a person's dreams by trapping the bad dreams and catch the good ones. Good dreams go through the middle hole in the Dreamcatcher while the bad dreams get caught in the web where they perish at the first light of dawn. They were protecting all who slept within their fold. Each part of a dream catcher has symbolic meaning. The feathers on a Dreamcatcher symbolize air or the breath of life.
The Dreamcatchers are now made, exhibited, and sold by some New age groups and individuals.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Scottish Thistle Meaning

The Scottish thistle is the national emblem of Scotland for more than 500 years.

Legend of the Scottish thistle tells us that long ago when the Danes invaded Scotland by surprise, wearing no shoes and in the dark, one of them stepped on a thistle, cried out and alerted the Scots and prevented a terrible slaughter. The grateful Scots adopted the thistle as a symbol of their nation, and it became known as “The Guardian Thistle”. Sadly, there is no historical evidence to back up the tale.

Whatever its origins, the thistle is one of the most important Scottish symbols.

Celtic Dragon Tattoo

Although they are usually associated with Asia, dragons can be found also in fairy tales and folklore all over the world, including Celtic Ireland.  
The Celtic dragon has been a creature of myth and legend for centuries throughout the Celtic world and it represents sovereignty, power or a chief (the Celtic word for "chief" is Pendragon ) also it is a symbol of wisdom, associated with magic and mysticism. Physical appearance of Celtic dragons in Celtic mythology was more consistent with the Eastern or Greek dragons and worms, which are having long bodies, without legs and wings and are possessing poisonous bites or stinging spines.    

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meanings Of The Celtic Raven

Meanings of the Celtic Raven are wisdom, prophecy and knowledge-keeping. Its meaning is based on Celtic myth and legend. Tales of the heroic Chuhulian, Bendegeit Bran, Lugh all speak of the raven in a prophetic capacity and also as power and protection.

 The Raven is similar to the crow which is deeply associated with death deities. But, while the crow is usually reserved as a spirit form for feminine deities, the Raven has been the Otherworld body for both Gods and Goddesses. Like the crow, it flew over Celtic battlefields as the deity incarnate.

Legend tells that the Celtic goddess of war or death, Morrigan descending upon battlefields in the shape of 100s of ravens. This bird was also closely associated to Bran the Blessed.