Celtic St. Patrick's Cross | 4.75" 12 cm | Presentation Gift Box } HJW
The Celtic Cross, also known as St. Patrick's Cross or Irish Cross, is a famous symbol found throughout Ireland. It consists of a traditional cross encircled by a ring. Despite its close association with Christianity, the Celtic Cross seems to predate this religion, likely stemming from older, possibly pagan beliefs. In the 5th century, St. Patrick reportedly integrated the Celtic symbol into Christian teachings, making the transition to the new faith smoother for the Irish. This involved combining the Christian cross with a symbol of life and eternity - perhaps the sun or moon. However, the cross predates St. Patrick, suggesting more complex origins. The Celtic Cross does not solely represent Christian pain and suffering but is also a symbol of ethnic heritage, used as an emblem of Irish, Scottish, or Welsh identity. It's often given as a gift, like a 4.75"/12 cm olive wood Celtic Cross in a presentation box.
- Weight 120.00 g