The triskelion or” triskele” is also known as the tri-spiral or “Spiral of Life.”
photo by Spud Murphy Flickr.com
The triskelion represents balance, harmony and continual motion indicative of the flow of life and of the Earth in her seasons and cycles. The three spirals in the triskelion are interconnected with no open ends thus creating one continuous line; all spirals turn in the same direction.
This symbol is found on many ancient carvings, the most famous of which is Newgrange in County Meath, Ireland, which dates back to 2500 BC. The symbol is carved into the rock at the main entrance (above) and is one of the most famous stones in Megalithic art. The same symbol is found engraved on one of the stones inside the chamber. Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its chamber by the Winter Solstice sun. Morning sunlight travels up the passageway. Then, as the sun rises, the whole chamber is dramatically illuminated.
The triskelion is often thought to have Celtic origin, but it was carved at least 2000 years before the Celts inhabited Ireland. According to Celtic tradition the triskelion is connected to the mother goddess. It is an invocation of the three material domains of earth, air, and water.
The gold quimbaya (left) is another example of the use of the triple spiral– from Columbia.
Triskelions set up a bioelectric and biomagnetic energy flow based on mathematics and sacred geometry. Placed in or around water, they create energetic vortices that bring molecular structure to water. As receivers and transmitters, triskelions made of certain metals gather and disseminate the frequencies at which they resonate. The triskelion has an an interesting ability to neutralize harmful energy, balancing yin and yang, (positive and negative; masculine and femine) in almost any setting.
credited to: MJ Pangman, “Dancing with Water”