posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 10:59 AM
has an interesting page on the "Triple Spiral".
"The triple spiral or triskele is a Celtic and pre-Celtic symbol found on a number of Irish Megalithic and Neolithic sites, most notably inside the
Newgrange passage tomb, on the entrance stone, and on some of the curbstones surrounding the mound.
Believed by many to be an ancient symbol of pre-Celtic and Celtic beliefs, the triple spiral appears in various forms in pre-Celtic and Celtic art,
with the earliest examples having been carved on pre-Celtic stone monuments, and later examples found in the Celtic Christian illuminated manuscripts
of Insular art. The triple spiral was possibly the precursor to the later triskele design found in the manuscripts.
What the symbol meant to the pagans who built Newgrange and other monuments is unknown.
In more recent history, Celtic Christians have sometimes used it to represent the Christian Trinity. Neopagan religions such as Celtic
Reconstructionist Paganism and Wicca use the symbol to represent a variety of triplicities from their belief systems."
Looking forward to hearing more opinions on this subject. I might do a little more digging myself today!
But we need to keep in mind spirals are found throughout the World. Not just in Newgrange. I've seen them in US and Australia artifacts, and I'm
sure there are more. They must have some universal meaning.
[edit on 24-4-2010 by Julie Washington]