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Postby RoseBlue » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:57 pm

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Re: Body Art

Postby CaramelFlame » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:20 pm

the Triqueta is connected to the Walknot and it probably represents dynamic energy, it was mainly used by the Anglo-Saxons and the Frisians and it seems to have also been associated with the god Frey.

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Re: Body Art

Postby RoseBlue » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:27 pm

I believe I read that somewhere. I got it because I liked what I read and a friend of mine has it too but he got it because he knew I liked watching The Charmed Ones. I told him what it meant and he really liked it.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triquetra

Germanic paganism
The triquetra has been found on runestones in Northern Europe and on early Germanic coins. It presumably had pagan religious meaning and it bears a resemblance to the Valknut, a symbol associated with Odin.


[edit] Celtic art
The triquetra is often found in Insular art, most notably metal work and in illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Kells. The fact that the triquetra very rarely stood alone in medieval Celtic has cast a reasonable doubt on its use as a symbol in context where it was used primarily as a space filler or ornament in much more complex compositions. But Celtic art lives on as both a living folk art tradition and through several revivals. This widely recognized knot has been used in for the past two centuries a sign of special things and persons that are threefold, such as Mother, Daughter and Grandmother - Past, Present and Future -and especially the Holy Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It can also mean Self, brother, and sister. [1]


[edit] Christian use
The symbol was later used by Christians as a symbol of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). This appropriation was particularly easy because the triquetra conveniently incorporated three shapes that could be interpreted as Christian Ιχθυς symbols.

A common representation of the symbol is with a circle that goes through the three interconnected loops of the Triquetra. The circle emphasizes the unity of the whole combination of the three elements.


[edit] Modern use

[edit] Neopaganism
Modern Pagans use the triquetra to symbolize a variety of concepts and mythological figures.

Germanic Neopagan groups who use the triquetra to symbolize their faith generally believe it is originally of Norse and Germanic origins. Celtic Reconstructionist Pagans use the triquetra either to represent one of the various triplicities in their cosmology and theology (such as the tripartite division of the world into the realms of Land, Sea and Sky), or as a symbol of one of the specific triple Goddesses, for example, The Morrígan.

The symbol is also sometimes used by Wiccans and some New Agers to symbolize either the Wiccan triple goddess, the interconnected parts of our existence (Mind, Body, and Soul), or many other concepts that seem to fit into this idea of a unity.


[edit] Popular culture

A triquetra design on the cover of a replica of the Book of Shadows from the television series Charmed.The triquetra is often used artistically as a design element when Celtic knotwork is used. Many who identify as Modern Celts may use the symbol to display an identification with Celtic culture, whether they live in the Celtic Nations or the diaspora.
In recent years, the symbol has become well-known due to its use on the cover of the "Book of Shadows" used by the three sisters on the American TV show Charmed. It represents the three sister witches working together as one.
A triquetra is one of the four symbols on the cover of the Led Zeppelin album, Led Zeppelin IV, where it used as the personal symbol of bassist John Paul Jones.
The triquetra has recently been adopted as the logo of the Ontario New Democratic Party in Canada.
The band Payable on Death (P.O.D.) uses this symbol on most of their CD covers.
The triquetra is used to represent the Trinity on The New King James Version Bibles, published by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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Re: Body Art

Postby Creamy Gooey Mayonnaise » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:01 pm

i like this a lot
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Re: Body Art

Postby CharlotteStar » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:41 am

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That's mine. I'm sorry it's not a very good picture (trying to shoot that part of your body by yourself is not an easy task lol), but I think you can tell what it is. I got it when I was 18, and its located the lower left side of my back. I have my next one drawn up and ready to be inked on, but the only thing I can't decide is where on my body I want it done...hm...
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Re: Body Art

Postby RoseBlue » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:05 pm

I love unicorns!!!!
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Re: Body Art

Postby BOC » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:41 pm

Oh cool, it's the John Paul Jones sign

although I know he didn't make it up, but it's still the JPJ sign
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