The Trinity Knot is a classic Celtic symmetrical design of three arcs interlaced to form a triangular shape. Did you know that the Trinity Knot is also called the Triquetra, meaning Triangle in Latin? And, it is often also thought to be related to the Triskele, a triple spiral motif from ancient Celtic times.
Some say it is a symbol that came from the Christian Monks who converted the Celts, while others say it is originally a Celtic design. While these theories are still debated, we do know that the symbol appeared in the West in the 7th or 8th century in Norse Viking and Celtic cultures. In the 9th century it appeared as decoration in the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is the world’s most famous medieval manuscript, containing the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ written in Latin. This beautifully decorated book is proudly homed in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.