The History and Meaning Behind the Celtic Triskele Symbol
You’ve probably seen this triple spiral all over Celtic art both modern and ancient, but do you know what the triskele represents?
The word Triskele comes from the Greek phrase meaning “three-legged”. The Triskele, or Triskelion, is a made up of three spirals, or sometimes three bent human legs. According to an ancient historian, the bent-legged triskelion was inspired by the triangular island of Sicily. In fact, the Sicilian flag features a Triskele as of the 13th century.
The Triskele can be found in ancient artifacts and monuments, from Neolithic engravings in Malta to Ancient Greek vases.