DetailsCeltic Triskelion Earrings _Designed by gabrielguzman ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:446471/#files ) _Description and instructions written by designer:"3D model made out of a 2D image. Easy to print in about 2 hours at standard resolution (0.20 mm). Can't miss and it looks beautiful when finished." _***A triskelion or triskele (which invariably has rotational symmetry) is a motif consisting of three interlocked spirals, three bent human legs, or three bent/curved lines extending from the center of the symbol.Although it appears in many places and periods including 3200 BCE Newgrange, it is especially characteristic of the Celtic art of the La Tène culture of the European Iron Age.A triskelion is the symbol of Sicily, where it is called trinacria, as well as of the Isle of Man,Brittany, and the town of Füssen in Germany. _The Celtic symbol of three conjoined spirals may have had triple significance similar to the imagery that lies behind the triskelion. The triple spiral motif is a Neolithic symbol in Western Europe. It is considered a Celtic symbol but is in fact a pre-Celtic symbol. It is carved into the rock of a stone lozenge near the main entrance of the prehistoric Newgrange monument in County Meath, Ireland. Newgrange, which was built around 3200 BC, predating the Celtic arrival in Ireland but has long since been incorporated into Celtic culture. _The triskele, usually consisting of spirals, but also the "horned triskelion", is used by some polytheistic reconstructionist and neopagan groups. As a Celtic symbol, it is found primarily of groups with a Celtic cultural orientation and, less frequently, can also be found in use by some Germanic neopagan groups and eclectic or syncretic traditions such as Neopaganism. The spiral triskele is one of the primary symbols of Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism.Celtic Reconstructionists use the symbol to represent a variety of triplicities in their cosmology and theology; it is also a favored symbol due to its association with the god Manannán mac Lir.
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SKU 10000894 Length [mm] 60.28 Width [mm] 62.26 Height [mm] 5 Volume [cm³] 4.26 Area [cm²] 71.3