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  Celtic cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Celtic cross is a symbol that combines the cross with a ring surrounding the intersection.
The cultural associations of the Celtic cross, and the sun cross from which it is derived, have been co-opted by white nationalist and neo-fascist groups since the 1960s.
Celtic crosses are also associated with political movements advocating greater independence or other measures with respect to Celtic minorities, such as Breton nationalism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Celtic_cross   (539 words)

  
 Celtic Cross History
The Celtic Cross of Muiredach at Monasterboice in Co. Louth is one of the most beautiful of the Irish High Crosses still standing.
Because this cross does not have the ring that we all associate with Celtic crosses it was thought that it must have been erected in the 7th or 8th centuries - a forerunner of the ringed cross.
This modern Celtic cross was originally erected by the citizens of Cashel in 1895 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Thomas Croke, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly from 1875 to 1902.
www.celticcrossonline.com /history.html   (819 words)

  
 Celtic Cross jewelry
The Celtic Cross is a symbol of eternity that emphasizes the endlessness of God's love.
In the Middle Ages, the cross was erected where an act of violence had been committed, an accident had occurred or in front of farmhouses.
The cross is 2.25 inches tall; 1.25 inches wide and the stone is 5.5mm or the size of a 1/2 carat diamond.
www.seawear.com /irish-jewelry/celtic-cross.html   (1152 words)

  
 Celtic cross
The diagonal cross members of the Chi were eventually conventionalized to a single horizontal cross member that made its cross with the vertical stem of the Rho and the wreath was conventionalized into a simple circle.
That the cross within a circle also evolved from the Chi-Rho coincides with the emergence of the cross as a symbol throughout Christendom at a time when the Gospel was being delivered to a sun worshipping culture presents just the kind of multiple choice mystery that is characteristic of Celtic history.
On several crosses, notably the Cross of Muiredach at Monasterboice and the Cross of the Scriptures at Clonmanois, both in Ireland Christ is enthroned in Glory at the center of the cross.
www.celtarts.com /celtic.htm   (3144 words)

  
 Celtic Sterling Silver Crosses Celtic Silver Cross Claddaghs
The first Celtic crosses had four equal points representing the four directions, and the four elements enclosed by a circle representing the sun.
This Celtic Cross incorporates the solar wheel, a symbol of the Celtic sun-god with a four pointed knot representing the four points of the sun or Albans, A symbol of Brigid guardian of righteousness is inscribed at the bottom of the cross.
This larger cross incorporates the worship of the early celtic belief in the Trinity.
www.celticunited.com /?page=crosses   (391 words)

  
 World Mysteries - Strange Artifacts, Celtic Cross
The Celtic cross, which is an ancient and sacred symbol, with which most people are familiar, appears to be a representation of an ancient instrument that was used by our ancestors as far back as Neolithic times.
The cross is a maritime treasure trove of wisdom and it is proposed that it may have been responsible for constructing the pyramids.
This resurrected version of the cross is made so that modern people may understand it and compare it with the cross (in figure 1) or with any Celtic cross in any part of the world.
www.world-mysteries.com /sar_5.htm   (4545 words)

  
 Celtic Merchant - Celtic Cross
Measuring a petite 7/8 of an inch in length, you may wear this beautiful cross as a pendant or a charm.
As beautiful as the original Celtic knotwork found on ancient stone crosses on the island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides.
A completely unique blend of Celtic swirls that resemble the rays of the sun as they form the background for wheat straw woven into a beautiful cross.
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 Lytha Studios - Celtic Cross Jewelry
In the megalithic age and in the Celtic epoch, the sun was considered to be the devine center of the cosmos, the "light of the world".
The cross is the cosmic wheel, representing the four seasonal positions of the sun - cosmic order - the four directions, elements, four seasons.
Measuring 7/8" tall, this sterling Celtic Cross is inset with a faceted garnet stone, and includes your choice of 18" or 24" sterling chain.
www.lythastudios.com /beads/cel/cross.html   (320 words)

  
 The Celtic Cross
Because of its antiquity, the Celtic Cross is popular with neo-Druids, occultists, neo-Pagans and New Age followers, who see the ring representing the thunder god Taranis and refer to the cross as a Sun Cross.
Another interpretation is that the cross is a wheel and used as a navigation instrument to "design geometric structures that reflected the fundamental laws of nature and the recurring natural cycles of order and chaos" (See http://www.crichtonmiller.com/real%20cross.htm).
When the Celtic Cross is adorned with a dolphin, this connects to the story of St.
www.seiyaku.com /customs/crosses/celtic.html   (552 words)

  
 Chocolate Deities: Celtic Cross, Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross, an icon of Celtic Art is one of the earliest symbols to combine the pagan and Christian traditions in one object.
Fifteen years later, when the Celtic speaking, newly ordained Bishop of the early Christian Church came back to Ireland to tell folks of his newfound God, he did it with a deep seeded love for nature and appreciation for the earth-based religion that he was about to modify forever.
Celtic scholar Christopher Bamford explains that the Celtic interpretation of the divine Savior’s mission was to be “all in all,” and reconcile humanity and nature in God.
www.chocolatedeities.com /deity.php?deity=celtic_cross   (991 words)

  
 Celtic Sun Cross
Celtic Crosses began to appear during the fifth century A.D., it's shape is derived from a pagan sun symbol, the sunwheel, which later became a symbol of the Christian Godhead.
The sunwheel was originally a cross surrounded by a circle with a center stone representing the sun and mock suns at the four quarters.
Celtic Crosses are imbued with continuous and interwoven knot and spiral motifs symbolizing the continuity of life, death and rebirth.
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 Celtic Crosses : Celtic Elegance : CafePress.com
Celtic crosses crafted in delicate knotwork appear to be engraved into marble, granite, oak, leather and other natural materials, to complement any home or office decor and add to a Celtic collection.
While the Celtic cross pattern itself is not complex, its construction is - with its single strand looping from twist to turn, to form a complicated weaving which surrounds an empty space to form into the shape of its cross.
Each of the Celtic cross patterns is designed to represent a particular Irish County, in its spirit, coloration and material, drawing on history and lore to find its style and rhythm.
www.cafepress.com /ferngarden/746038   (212 words)

  
 Celtic Cross Jewelry - Celtic Crosses hand-made in Dublin
The Celtic Cross was a symbol of the four quarters, the North, which represents wisdom, stability, and winter; the East, for knowledge, learning, and spring; the South for vitality, passion, strength, and summer; and the West, representing intuition, emotion, and inner knowledge.
Another interpretation of the Celtic cross is found in the Chi-Rho monogram, a cross made by combining the first two letters of the name of Christ in Greek, Chi (or X), and Rho (or P).
The Celtic cross is illustrated by monuments of crosses in Britany, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Cumbria, Ireland, and Cornwall.
www.123celtic-irish-jewelry.com /crosses.asp   (315 words)

  
 Celtic Cross Jewelry - Celtic Crosses and Pendants Handmade in Ireland
Celtic Cross Jewelry - Celtic Crosses and Pendants Handmade in Ireland
All our Celtic cross jewelry is handmade in Ireland.
Celtic Cross Online is committed to offering the largest selection of Irish Celtic Crosses at the most reasonable prices.
www.celticcrossonline.com   (180 words)

  
 Acorns Feature - Celtic Ray/Art History Of the Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross had it's evolution in the British Isles, with it's earliest form dating to approximately the ninth century and appearing mostly in Ireland.
From these, the arms of the cross eventually became extended beyond the ring of the cross, and the inner quadrants between the rings and the arms were cut away or recessed from the rest of the cross design.
A large cross could have been made of up to four pieces of stone (the base, the shaft, the head, and the upper cross arm), held together by mortise and tenon joints carved into the stone.
aco.ca /celtic/cross1.html   (305 words)

  
 Celtic Cross II
The wheel cross developed its particular shape over the centuries, beginning with the familiar XPI or Chi Rho symbol, which was enclosed within a circle and gradually lost its P as the X and I shifted into the familiar cross within a ring.
Eventually the cross itself was liberated from the rock background and became a freestanding monument.
CELTIC CROSS II is an original design by Michael Carroll, done in the style of the ancients.
www.mccelticdesign.com /cross2.htm   (283 words)

  
 Celtic Attic: Treasures - Funerals, Irish, Celtic, Cross
In her endeavours to explain the Passion to a dying Pagan, she wove a cross from the rushes strewn on the floor.
Celtic Memorial Candles are a unique way to celebrate the memory of a loved one at your wedding.
The Celtic Cross, or wheeled cross, is derived from the ancient Chi-Ro monogram, which is the name of Christ in the Greek alphabet.
www.celticattic.com /treasures/funerals.htm   (828 words)

  
 ANCIENT SPIRAL CELTIC CROSS Celtic cross, celt crosses, Gaelic, Welsh, Christianity, Chi Rho, four elements
The Celtic cross is basically a regular Christian cross with a circle surrounding the point where the lines of the cross meet in the centre.
And the arms of the cross were made longer, so they extended the circle, with the inner shapes between the arms and the circle being cut away.
The Celtic cross is said to have derived from the Chi Rho symbol, as popularised by the Roman emperor, Constantine.
www.celtic-magic.com /celtcross.htm   (495 words)

  
 Celtic Cross silver with enameling. Celtic cross man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The history of the Celtic cross isn't clear and it is filled with legends.
In any case, no one will see the Celtic cross dangling at the end of a pair of rosary beads, without connecting the owner to Ireland, or perhaps Wales or Scotland because these regions also claim the Celtic cross as part of their heritage.
Wooden rosaries hung with a Celtic cross are a favorite choice of rosary, especially by those of Irish, Welsh and Scottish descent.
www.patriotic-jewelry.com /rosaries-P111-celtic-cross-man.htm   (382 words)

  
 Is the Celtic Cross a Pagan Symbol
The Celtic Church refers to the Church as it was in Ireland and Great Britain in the early medieval times, when it was considered isolated from Rome and developed a distinctly Celtic spirituality.
The similarity of the Celtic Cross to ancient symbols such as various Sun symbols and the swastika rather firmly established the notion that these pre-Christian signs were prototypes of the Christian Celtic Cross.
To the Celtic Christian of the early 20th century, the pagan roots of the Celtic Cross were a source of joy and wonder.
www.celtarts.com /pagan.htm   (717 words)

  
 Celtic Cross - Find a celtic cross wedding ring at Myirishjeweler.com
Providing millions of ethnic jewelry lovers with a rich connection to their history and past, the Irish 'Celtic cross' has been regarded as an exquisite symbol of protection and guidance against the evil forces.
However, during the 5th and 6th centuries, both these cross symbols converged in design, thus creating the basis for the cross designs that we know as the Celtic crosses today.
On either side of the celtic cross, there are 2 Trinity Knots (symbol of the Holy Trinity from Celtic times).
www.myirishjeweler.com /celtic_cross.html   (349 words)

  
 Garden Celtic Cross
This is a reproduction of the cross that stands in New Orleans, Luisiana as a vigilant reminder of the many Irish immigrants who lost their lives digging the canal from Basin Street to Ponchatrain.
The Cross is made of ground marble and durable Portland cement.
Knotwork forms the outer boundries of this cross and represent the complexities of life.
123celtic-irish-jewelry.com /stone_cross.asp   (331 words)

  
 The Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross is probably the oldest and most popular pattern for reading the tarot.
The circle and cross symbolize the joining of spirit and matter and the unity of all events in time.
The smaller cross represents the heart of the matter - what is most central to you at the time of the reading.
www.learntarot.com /ccross.htm   (691 words)

  
 Celtic Cross Charms Jewelry Wholesale Celtic Jewelry
To the Celts, the Cross was a symbol of the four quarters: North, South, East and West.
The circle connecting the four "arms" of the cross symbolized the Eternal Cycle of Life, Death and Rebirth.
This distinct style of cross, dates from the early Middle Ages and is found in churchyards throughout Scotland.
www.silverenchantments.com /CelticCrossJewelry/celticcrosses-2259.html   (155 words)

  
 Celtic cross earrings : Interested in Celtic cross-earrings? Visit us at Spiral !   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Celtic cross earrings are an integral part of the Celtic culture.
There are clearly many indications in the Pagan mythology which shows that the Celtic cross earrings played an important role in their society - quite often even determining the social standing of the Celts.
The Celtic cross earrings were of various types and shapes, made of various types of metals.
www.spiral.org.uk /celtic-cross-earrings.html   (277 words)

  
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 Marly Malone Irish Jewelry - Crosses Celtic 14 K
One of the distinguishing marks of the landscape of Ireland is its Celtic crosses, called "The High Crosses".
Marly Malone's 14K Celtic crosses are fashioned after these famous ancient landmarks of Ireland.
All crosses are avaiable in 14k white gold for the same price.
www.irishjewelry.com /Crosses.html   (206 words)

  
 Celtic Merchant offers Celtic Jewelry, Irish Jewelry, Celtic Knotwork and Claddagh Designs
This Celtic diamond is actually an intricate Celtic knotwork design made of sterling silver.
The Celtic Trinity Heart ring has a knotwork-filled heart at its center and is flanked by perfect Trinity knots.
These dainty Celtic Heart dangle earrings are the perfect expression of both love and ancient Celtic art in sterling silver.
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 Celtic Cross Items
A replica of the large stone cross standing outside of St. Columba's chapel at the Abbey on the Isle of Iona.
This cross which is carved on a slab in the Burial Place of Kings, is the one he reproduced.
A stone with this cross carved on it is preserved in Iona Cathedral and legend says that this is the very stone Columba would rest his head on.
giftshop.scottishtartans.org /cross.html   (599 words)

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