Triquetra (Celtic Knot, #3) by Cassy RoopDominic Michaels has survived falling in love for the first time, having his world shattered, and then finding that love again. What happens, though, when that love also loves someone else?
Ashley Woodson finally fought and won against the people keeping her and Dominic apart, but what she soon learns is that she now has to fight her own heart when feelings for another man have developed during her time apart from Dominic.
With a baby on the way, will Dominic be able to show Ashley they are meant to be or will she choose the man to which she owes her life?
With the past behind them, Ashley and Dominic still face obstacles. Will their connection be strong enough to keep the ropes of their love together, or will it unravel leaving them both broken once again?
Literally, the word triquetra means three-cornered and, thus, could simply mean a triangle. However, today the word is commonly used for a much more specific three-cornered shape formed by three overlapping arcs. The triquetra is sometimes used in a Christian context to represent the Trinity. These forms of the triquetra often include a circle to emphasize the unity of the three parts of the Trinity. It is sometimes called the trinity knot or the trinity circle when a circle is included and is most often found in areas of Celtic influence.
The trinity knot is also commonly known as the triquetra which is Latin for a three cornered shape. The symbol is formed from a single strand that loops to form a triangle shape consisting of 3 vesicae Piscis a shape formed by the intersection of two circles. Despite its complex appearance, it is one of the most simple celtic knots. However, it can be incorporated into more complex knots that use multiple triquetras, for instance the Carolingian Cross:. The trinity knot is an ancient celtic symbol that has been adopted by atheists and various religions to take on a variety of very different meanings. The exact origin and date of the creation of the trinity knot are widely debated.
The triquetra occupies a special place in many different cultures and holds a unique significance for each of them. It is not alone in that respect. It seems that the older that a symbol is, the more diverse a range of peoples there exists who have adopted it to their own cultures and traditions. One might even say that a widespread prevalence of a particular symbol, like the triquetra, is almost directly linked not just to its popularity but its age. Sometimes, the beliefs of different cultures sharing the same symbol may overlap significantly. In other instances, the true tale of the evolution of the use a symbol is less obvious and all memory of how it came to be adopted has long faded from our collective knowledge. As a basis on which to start our journey into the history of the triquetra, it is best to investigate the name itself.
I’ve had a request for upside-down trinity knot meaning:
The Celtic symbol for trinity has a myriad of symbolic meaning. We see the trinity motif in Celtic knots, as well as in symbol-form like the triquetra and triskelion a. 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. The Celtic symbol for trinity may also pertain to the three Bridgits. Bridgit is one powerful goddess aspect of Danu , who embodies three aspects which are:. The circle often seen around the triquetra signifies the infinite and eternity. It also represents protection.
The Triquetra or the Trinity Knot reserves a special place on our list of popular Celtic symbols and their meanings. A typical Triquetra with a circle looks like this with the circle and without the circle:. You might be saying that you have seen this symbol before? Well, you would be right! This Celtic Symbol has had some impressive appearances in the modern-day.