Cubic Cross

CatholicSaints

Marysville, United States

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Celtic Cross Meaning

There are a lot of opinions about what the Celtic Cross represents depending on the region, superstitions and artistic representations. In Ireland it’s commonly associated with the eternal nature of God and the halo of saints and angels.

In other settings people may tell you that the Druids created these as phallic emblems added to the cross to neatly disguise their true meaning to those unfriendly toward pagans.

Modern interpretations spurred by the New Age movement say that it is a solar symbol that later adopted by Christians with a different story suited to the faith.

Or they may infer that it symbolizes the four main elements or four cardinal directions.

Historians have a hard time proving exact origins simply because it’s an ancient symbol that appeared in more than one culture and belief system.

One story goes that St. Patrick stood in a Lunar Goddess’ circle as he spoke. He drew a Latin cross in the circle and the Celtic Cross was born.

Such co-opting wasn’t unusual as it aided conversations.

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