tree of life
- Categories: Irish Jewelry , Celtic JewelryIrish jewelry is steeped in Irish tradition and Celtic symbolism. It is full of mysticism and deep spiritual meaning, representing love, life cycles and faith. Irish symbols in Irish jewelry can be traced back directly to folklore told through the centuries and ancient Celtic manuscript drawings. The popularity of Irish jewelry around the world has really taken off in recent years as many people taken an interest in the deeper meaning of talismans, objects of faith and symbols of life. Irish jewelry is not just for the Irish anymore.
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In Celtic myth, trees played a central role in daily life. The Celts believed the Irish wooded landscape was full of spirits. They also associated the spirit or heart of the great oak with fertility and centered with wisdom with the Tree of Life. Often Celtic clans gathered socially underneath the mighty oak to discuss clan issues like a meeting of public officials today. Like Native Americans, the Celts revered nature and the cycle of life. They valued their relationship to the earth and gathered within nature in honor of it instead of building great temples of stone. The Celt's love of nature and its bond to the earth lead to their many beliefs revolving around trees.