Celtic Symbols / Druid Symbols

Index of Celtic and pseudo-Celtic symbols, including Druid symbols, Irish and Scottish cultural images, Celtic knots, and more.

 

Triqueta Sheela-na-gig Cernunnos Triqueta Green man Celtic world tree
Triquetra Sheela Cernunnos Triqueta Green man Tree of Life
Uffington Horse Cerne Abbas giant Shield Knot Triskele Shield Knot
Chalk Horse Rude Man Shield Knot Triskele Shield Knot Taranis
Pictish symbol Pictish Mermaid Pictish symbol
Z-Rod Pictish “V-Rod” Druidry Celtic Knot Celtic knot
Brigid's cross Welsh Dragon Celtic Cross Druid
Brighid’s cross Welsh Dragon Celtic Cross Awen Spiral Shamrock
Ogham Claddagh Deer Deer sccross
Ogham Evangelists Claddagh Cauldron Mistletoe Celtic Cross

 

Celtic Animals:

Celtic Bull Celtic Boar Pictish symbol Dragon Deer Crane
Bull Boar Serpent Dragon Deer Crane
Celtic Horse raven
Horse Dog Raven Salmon

 

Looking for the “celtic symbol” of motherhood, brotherhood, courage, etc?

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Brenda Wade July 5, 2016 at 1:54 am

I’m trying to find the meaning for a Celtic symbol I found in a Celtic Jewelry/Apparel magazine. The magazine had the meaning in it but when I gave it to my son to try replicate for a tattoo I wanted to do, apparently he lost it. But I remember it fit the type of situation I had just went through in having a breast cancer scare. So it just seemed like it was the one, symbolising strength. I could of sworn it also had something to do with prosperity and a goddess symbol. It was a heart pentacle with a crescent moon on each side also had knot throughout like it was holding the moon and star. I found Celtic Jewelry website that has one but can’t find one for the meaning . Would someone possibly be able to help? Please

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Margaret July 4, 2016 at 12:52 am

Hello! I have a bit of an odd question, but are there any Celtic/magic symbols that mean “death”? Or something similar to that?

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Alisha May 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

http://pin.it/gPn_hHa

Can you tell me if this is an actual symbol? TIA

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Jennifer May 20, 2016 at 9:53 pm

No, that it is not. This is definitely not authentic, just someone’s creative design.

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Michelle March 17, 2016 at 2:53 am

https://www.google.com/search?q=celtic+symbol+for+strength&biw=412&bih=651&site=webhp&prmd=isnv&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjYl8ypjcfLAhWqtoMKHQIdDSIQ_AUIBSgA&dpr=3.5#imgrc=fW18d_ihC8TzfM%3A

I’ve seen this floating around as the Celtic symbol for strength, however I can’t locate any sources for the image aside from Pinterest. Is this another made up symbol for tattoo art? I’ve also seen this being shared on some pagan groups I’m in and I’m wondering if people are posting bad information. Thanks for any help/input!

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Jennifer March 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm

If you’re referring to that one that looks like a fancy ampersand, it’s not only made up, it’s not even recognizable Celtic. :)

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Juan Rodriguez December 6, 2015 at 8:24 am

Good morning,
Few months ago, I was inspired to get myself a tattoo. At first I was led to an alpha, omega and beta symbol, which you now call it triskele. But somehow at the same time, I wasn’t fully feeling it and felt something was missing. All of sudden, triqueta with the circle loop came to my sense, but also tge triangle delta symbol appeared in my mind. So I sketched it together and had tattoo done with triqueta being the main size on my forearm with triskele in the north inner space and a small delta triangle right in the very center of triqueta’s interlocking space. The tattoo is a stone foundation. I’m trying to figure out why it led me to this but I can interpret this in many ways that I can convince myself to believe it’s purpose. But maybe you might be able to perhaps interpret this. Any ideas?

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Natalie January 8, 2016 at 7:14 am

I find it also strange as when I want need to do my candle rituals I am have been picture the same symbol I have been led to this page and have always thought that Celtic madgik was true it must be in our blood our heritage that’s why we’re drawn to it by the way the symbol is the spiral not just coincidence brother love and light blessed be with you IT IS OUR PATH OUR CALLING, also can I ask are you drawn to the sea or water??

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Anonymous March 3, 2016 at 4:24 pm

I’ve also keep finding this symbol everywhere I look it seems. I use to draw it as a child. I am very drawn to the sea or any water for that matter. Does that mean something

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Ashlee Clark November 25, 2015 at 11:13 am

Hi my names Ashlee I am looking for a Celtic tattoo for about
10 people as our family is getting bigger we all want to get the
Same but something that represents us for being such a strong
Loving family we all like the trinity symbol do you think this is
The right one for us or would you suggest something else
Would really like some feed back as it’s going to be on us for
Life..

Thanks ash..

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Sofia November 24, 2015 at 6:53 am

Hello,

I am searching for something the symbolizes the help. the need for help in the world, altruism or a constant reminder that people can change the world.

cheers

Sofi

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MM October 28, 2015 at 5:38 am

Hello.
I am searching for a mother/daughter or motherhood celtic symbol. Can you give me advise? I’ve seen some knots, but I want to be 100% sure. Thank you.

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Jennifer October 28, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Hi- the short answer is, there aren’t any. You can read more here: http://symboldictionary.net/?page_id=3559#celtic

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Juan Rodriguez November 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Good morning,
Few months ago, I was inspired to get myself a tattoo. At first I was led to an alpha, omega and beta symbol, which you now call it triskele. But somehow at the same time, I wasn’t fully feeling it and felt something was missing. All of sudden, triqueta with the circle loop came to my sense, but also tge triangle delta symbol appeared in my mind. So I sketched it together and had tattoo done with triqueta being the main size on my forearm with triskele in the north inner space and a small delta triangle right in the very center of triqueta’s interlocking space. The tattoo is a stone foundation. I’m trying to figure out why it led me to this but I can interpret this in many ways that I can convince myself to believe it’s purpose. But maybe you might be able to perhaps interpret this. Any ideas?

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Julie October 27, 2015 at 2:11 am

Hi there, I’m looking for the father/daughter bond of the Celtic knots. Ivebeen researching a lot and only find a few (non scholarly) reads in Brigid who sat with her dying father and weaved this supposed Celtic knot. Does this exist? What is it called so I can look it up appropriately
Thanks!

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Jennifer October 28, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Hi Julie. As an authentic legend, it does not. You can read more here: http://symboldictionary.net/?page_id=3559#celtic

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Frank September 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

can anyone identify the symbol on the cover of Laurence ginnell’s “the Brehon laws; a legal handbook

Thank you
F

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Jennifer September 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

It looks like a fanciful interlace of a triskele & an infinity symbol to me.

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Frank September 29, 2015 at 3:13 pm

I see where you are coming from. I take it it is not a “symbol” in its own right, nor has any relationship to Irish law?
F

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Dr. Bielenburg August 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm

I would like to inquire on exactly where the information is being acquired for this site.

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Jennifer August 19, 2015 at 1:34 am

That’s a pretty broad question. The short answer is, from twenty+ years of personal research and a fairly extensive library of source texts & books by subject matter experts :) .

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Chantal July 31, 2015 at 5:12 pm

I’m searching for a symbol for daughter, is there one? I find mother/daughter and father/daughter. Is there one that solely stands for daughter?

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Jennifer August 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

I’m sorry, there are no genuine Celtic-era symbols that stand for familial relationships.

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Benjamin July 1, 2015 at 11:35 am

Hi..looking for symbol or symbols for protector..warrior.. Seeing or prediction of future, Strong, powerful. Also powerful present personality and hard to read.. Plz help me with symbols associateing the above..

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Elizabeth June 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm

Hi!
Question!!
On the Trinity knot with the ring, Does it matter which way the points face?
I have noticed that in pictures that it shows it with a point at 12 oclock position
and at the 4 and 8 o cloc poition.
I would like to draw one with the opposite at the 10 and 2 and then the 6 oclock position but do not want to offend anyone if that is not acceptable.
Please if you could give me some feedback, I would really appreciate it!

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Jennifer June 8, 2015 at 8:51 pm

No, it would not.

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Leroy montoy June 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm

I want to get a tat of the celtic symbol for family but every site i check has a different symbol i just want to know what one is the real symbol

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Jennifer June 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm

There really isn’t such a thing, sorry. See the link for an explanation.

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Summer May 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Definitely getting the Sheela-na-gig

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