Celtic Cross Necklace

  • $12.00


It is widely believed that the Celtic cross actually predates Christianity. Many pre-Christian gravestones made of Celtic crosses were found in different parts of Britain.

Another theory suggests that the Celtic cross is derived from what was known as the Sun Cross to ancient Celts.

As one of the numerous gods that the Gaelic people believed in, Taranis, the god of thunder was often depicted as he holds a wheel in one hand and a thunderbolt in the other. This wheel was used on Celtic coins and as a piece of jewelry during the Bronze Age. That is why the Celtic cross is assumed to be based on the wheel of Taranis by some experts.

As it may be seen with the stone circle at Calanais on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, the earlier examples of the Celtic cross had even arms with a circle surrounding them. This is assumed to be the symbol of sun which was of significant importance to the ancient Celts. (credit http://mythologian.net)

Measures: Pendant measures 1 1/2" long by 1" wide on 28" long black leather strap
Materials: Zinc Alloy, Antique Silver Plate, Black Leather Strap