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Barrie | Ontario | Canada Copyright © 2016 Linda Laforge

Three Ways to Draw a Triquetra, a Celtic Knot

This wee video was created almost six years ago, but it’s still good if you’re trying to draw a celtic knot. Here, you learn three different methods of drawing a Triquetra.

Technically, a Triquetra is a symmetrical triangular ornament of three interlaced arcs used on metalwork and stone crosses. It’s true. You’ll find this, or some variation of it all over Europe and the British Isles carved in stone or in ancient manuscripts.

Like all Celtic knots the triquetra is constructed of one continuous line interweaving around itself, symbolising no beginning or end, an eternal spiritual life. There are many ideas as to what it specifically means, and all theories encompass the power of the trinity. Christians adopted this knot because it represents The Son, the Father and the Holy Spirit. I like the idea of woman power! We know the Celts honored the Great Mother, a lunar goddess who has three personifications – three lunar phases and faces of the goddess.

Mind, Body and Spirit also works! As do a host of other great triads. Three is a powerfully symbolic number. And it’s Celtic. That’s good enough for me.

Copyright © 2016 Linda Laforge

Barrie | Ontario | Canada