Celtic Cross Eilean HY 0857
Irish: Cheilteach Scottish: Crois Cheilteach Manx: Crosh Chellteach Welsh: Croes Chellteach
This interesting Celtic Cross pendant is inspired by the old Celtic Crosses found throughout Scotland. It is designed and handcrafted by the skilled team at Hamilton & Young Jewelers and Designers on the famous Royal Mile. It is made entirely in the finest British .925 Sterling Silver, comes with a 16″ Sterling Silver chain, and will be shipped in a quality black and gold presentation box.
Before converting to Christianity during the 5th Century, the ancient Celts were following the Druid religion. When they became Christians, however, they blended the beliefs and practices of the two religions into one rather than abandoning one for the other. Legends tell the story of St. Patrick who, when preaching to the soon-to-be-converted, was shown a sacred Standing Stone that was marked with a Sacred Circle, the symbol for the Druid Moon-Goddess CERIDWEN. St. Patrick made the mark of a Latin Cross through the Circle and blessed the Stone, making it the first Celtic Cross. This implies that St. Patrick was willing to accept the ideas and practices that were formerly part of the Druid religion in order to complete the conversion from Paganism to Christianity. The Circle is the source of great cosmic energy as it collects the powerful energies of the natural environment and universe that are all channeled collectively to the center of the circle through the stem and the three arms of the Cross.