Celtic symbols, it is not possible to speak of Celtic jewelry without making an introduction on Celtic culture. Scholars call Celts those people who gave birth to a civilization that developed around 1000 BC in Hallstatt (Austria), to reach its highest artistic, social and spiritual expression in 300 BC, spreading throughout Europe from England to Spain, France and Germany. Although there are no boundaries or specific dates that indicate the .
Origini e storia dei vichinghi, con il termine vichinghi si è soliti indicare le popolazioni scandinave, danesi e norvegesi che si diffusero lungo tutte le coste europee tra l’VIII e l’XI secolo d.C., conquistandole ed insediandosi tra le genti locali. La parola vichinghi non sembra avere una traduzione precisa, ma si tratta di un termine piuttosto vago: si pensa possa derivare dall’antica parola norrena vìk, che significa baia, a .
Mabon the autumn equinox, on September 22nd is celebrated, according to the calendar of the Wheel of the Year, the second autumn harvest festival: MABON, the autumn equinox. After the spring equinox of Ostara, now once again the passage of time stands still in balance, with day and night of equal length: but now the nights become longer and the days shorten gradually; this is also the Sabbath of .
Samhain the Celtic traditional Halloween celebration, at the end of October, in the Celtic calendar of the Wheel of the Year, we encounter the best known, remembered and important festival for the culture from which it originates: SAMHAIN, Gaelic expression that stands for the winter season and that in archaic Irish language is translated into the name of the month of November. Originally, this anniversary took its beginning from .
Spring equinox , Ostara or Oestara, was celebrated on March 21, when day and night are of equal length, in a perfect balance of Light and Dark. It was known as the Wiccan Sabbat of Ostara, or Oestara, Eostar or even Eostre, from which the German “Ostern” and the English “Easter” derive, or Alban Eiler, “Light of the Earth”. This recurrence, particularly felt in ancient Mediterranean cultures, celebrated the .
The Celtic Cross, according to some scholars, the first Cross defined Celtic was found in a cave in the French Pyrenees, dating back to 10,000 BC circa; others see its origin as connected to Hindu symbology, representing the union between the masculine and the feminine. Celtic Cross SHOP ONLINE According to Irish tradition, the Celtic Cross was introduced in these regions by St. Patrick, as a symbol of the .
Chalice Well SHOP ONLINE Lettura in italiano Lectura en español Glastonbury – the Chalice Well, with its crumbling bell tower, symbol of ancient ruins, has represented for centuries one of the most full of mystery and mythology places of England. Located on a hill on the border with Wales, the bell tower is what remains of the church that once stood in this lush countryside, once surrounded .
Goddess Epona and the Horse, the goddess of equines in general and horses in particular, derives its name from the Gallic term “ekwos”, later adopted by the Celtic culture and language in which it had the meaning of “equus”, horse. The only Celtic deity to be worshipped throughout the Roman Empire between the first and the third century BC, she became a tutelary deity of the Romans attracting a .