The triskelion Celtic symbol meaning holds two major components of symbolism. It can also be referred to as triskele, triquetra or fylfot.
When we observe this symbol, we are taken with the concept of motion. All three branches (legs, protrusions, angles) are positioned in such a way so as to make the symbol appear as if it is in constant forward motion.
This is no accident as this feeling of motion represents fundamental energies within this Celtic symbol…
Active Symbolism of the Triskelion Symbol
- Moving forward
The three protrusions (legs, angles, branches, etc) are of significant symbolic importance. However, depending upon the era, region, culture, mythologicalhistory, etc…symbologists can have a challenging time defining the exact symbolic meaning of the three protrusions.
The various representations of the three protrusions found in the triskelion include:
Meanings of the Three Symbolic Extensions of the Triskelion
- Spirit, Mind, Body
- Father, Son, Holy Ghost
- Mother, Father, Child
- Past, Present, Future
- Power, Intellect, Love
- Creator, Destroyer, Sustainer
- Creation, Preservation, Destruction