Trinity & Ogham Cross
Available in Sterling Silver & 18kt Gold
Comes with 20" chain
Description: Cross is in Sterling Silver with Ogham text which reads "Faith". Trinity is in 18kt Yellow Gold.
Throughout Ireland and Scotland, the Celts crafted these magnificent symbols in stone. Celtic Crosses pre-date Christianity and were first used by pagans to workship the sun.
In pagan times the circle of the Celtic Cross represented the sun, being the centre of their lives. It was not until 4th Century A.D. when it was introduced by the first Christian Roman Emperor Constantine, that the Celtic Cross was used to represent Christ's victory.
During the great conversion of many pagans to Christianity, Christian philosophers adapted the Celtic Cross, and taught the meaning of the circle to represent Christ, the centre of Christianity.
Ogham Script: Ogham script is an early form of Old Irish and the first known Irish writing. The characters comprise a series of lines and notches that are scored across a long stem-lineoften on standing stones. In the majority of cases the inscription is read from the bottom up, and usually names the person being commemorated along with their ancestors and the carver of the inscription. Over 350 Ogham stones are known with the majority found in southern Ireland from Kerry to Waterford and in South Leinster. They also occur in small numbers in western Scotland, the Isle of Man, and in Cornwall at Lewan-nick, where Irish settlers from Munster landed and founded communities. While the stones in Ireland are written purely in Ogham, those in Britain often have the Ogham inscription repeated in Latin carved in Roman characters on the same stone. In legend Ogham was said to have been created by Ogma, the son of An Dagda, Ogma was both a warrior and the god of eloquence and literature, and fought the second battle of Magh Tuireadh where he slew the Formi, Indech, son of the goddess Domnu.