Carved and finished in a stunning green stone, this large six-inch altar tile will make a fantastic addition to your altar! These beautiful, triquetra altar tiles are perfect for your altar to be used for blessing, charging, and consecrating offerings and other ritual items during spell or ritual work.
About the triquetra:
Latin meaning "three-cornered." It's a holy symbol, and it's meanings are many. It varies in its aspects of spirit, nature, being-ness, and of the cosmos. To the ancient Celtic mind, it may also signify the lunar or solar phases. This conclusion is made as we see the trinity/triquetra motif alongside other solar and lunar symbols in ancient remains and archeological digs.
Validating this theory, we know the Celts honored the Great Mother, a lunar goddess who was actually three personifications in one (three lunar phases and faces of the goddess).
Some three-pronged Celtic meanings for the triquetra (trinity) symbol include:
Spirit, Mind, Body
Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Mother, Father, Child
Past, Present, Future
Power, Intellect, Love
Creator, Destroyer, Sustainer
Creation, Preservation, Destruction
Thought, Feeling, Emotion
Mother, Maiden, Crone
Otherworld, the Mortal world, Celestial world
The Celtic symbol for trinity may also pertain to the three Brighid's. Brighid is one powerful goddess, who embodies three aspects which are:
Art - Healing - Metalsmithing
The circle often seen around the triquetra signifies the infinite and eternity. It also represents protection. Circles are often drawn around Celtic knots to represent spiritual unity with the divine - a connection that shall not be broken.
As with all gifts of nature, please allow for variations in the color depth of the natural green stone. Each of our altar tiles is hand-carved, not machine-made, therefore some variations in overall design style may occur.