The Celtic knotwork variations are as endless as the artist’s that create them. But keep in mind that all mythology no matter how bizarre originated from some truth. Also known as the Crann Bethadh , the Celtic Tree of Life shows a tree with branches reaching out into the sky and roots spreading out into the earth. Find one that speaks to you. Celtic Rings are often used to express affection for men and women. The Celtic name for oak, daur, is the origin of the word door- the root of the oak was literally the doorway to the Otherworld, the realm of Fairy. It was believed that the roots of the tree penetrated depths of the lower world, branches of the tree reached out and stretched out to the heavens, and the trunk remains on the earth’s plain. A veil was also thought to represent purity and chastity. For the initiated practitioners of Celtic Fairy Magic, the Tree of Pain is a powerful protection symbol that served to bind the tribe. The Celts believed that. The Tree of Pain is used as a hex to maim or kill the subject bearing the mark for the uninitiated. Celtic Tree of Life. Celtic Friendship Knot- Is any Celtic Knot chosen to represent friendship. Duir is the Oak tree, long a symbol of strength and power. The Celtic Knots are still Infinity Knots but used as a Symbol of Love. The tree reflects a link between heaven and earth. The village no longer exists but since those early days the Claddagh ring has been worn as a sign of Love, Loyalty and Friendship. Richard was captured by pirates, taken to West Africa and sold into slavery to a Moorish goldsmith. Upon summoning the fairy Gilda, a LARPer named Gerry began forcing Gilda to assault and murder those he saw as competition.  The style is most commonly associated with the Celtic lands, but it was also practiced extensively in England and was exported to Europe by Irish and Northumbrian monastic activities on the continent. It was used by the Ancient Celts for magic rituals and casting spells. The simplest of Celtic Knots symbolizing a triune God. The other seed became a priest, brother of Donn. . It was said that St. Patrick was told of a great stone that the Druid worshiped that was of circular shape. Donn saw his beloved Danu up in heaven and stretched out his branches to the skies, trying to dry her tears with his leaves. Trees were a connection to the world of the spirits and the ancestors, living entities, and doorways into other worlds. You can see another nine Celtic symbols here, and I will be writing a piece on each of them. The assaults ranged from a woman, Phyllis Morton, being hobbled to simple assault on a man named Jaime Parker to murdering Ed Nelson through drawn and quartering and Lance Jacobsen with belladonna poisoning. In the early 16th century an Irish man by the name of Richard Joyce was fishing off the coast of Galway a week before he was to be married when his currach (boat) capsized.