The concept of 'tree of life' is found in many cultures including that of Celts. The Celtic tree of life symbolizes harmony and balance. The crosses of Celtic and Northumbrian origins incorporate tree symbols in their designs. The Celtic tree of life represents the concept of forces of nature that converge to create harmony. These trees were so tall and expansive that they could actually form a whole forest with their branches. In the Celtic culture, importance of trees was decided on the basis of their geographical location and more importantly the inherent qualities. You would find many different rituals associated with Celtic trees of life.
Ancient Celts (Druids) believed that the tree of life or crann bethadh possessed special powers. The tribal people of Ireland while clearing a piece of land for human settlement, used to leave a tree in the center; they called this tree the crann bethadh. These people used to hold assemblies beneath the crann bethadh. The tree provided food, warmth and shelter to people. It also provided nourishment to other forms of life such as animals, birds, insects, etc. Therefore, the tree was described as a force which took care of life on earth. The Celts believed that trees were actually ancestors of human beings. The Celts inhabited only those places where such trees were present.
Embrace the magic of the Celtic tree of life with this handmade pendant! It's made of bronze and has intricate branches, surrounded by a beautiful graceful border of Celtic knots. The measurements are as follows:
The piece will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap but it also looks great with any metal chain. (silver, gold, bronze…etc)
It would make a beautiful addition to your jewelry collection 🙂
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
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