If you're familiar with the television series "Charmed", you've
seen this symbol. Likewise, if you've ever been in a
church you've also probably seen it, or a variation of it.
The symbol is also called the Trinity Knot, the Holy Trinity,
and the Eternal Circle of Life.
Here's some more information
about the Triquetra from various sources.
Triquetra: The Symbol with
The word is Latin for
The symbol has been
found, in northern Europe, on stones that date back to
before the first millennium (AD 1,000). The Triquetra is
also found in the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript
of the Gospels that was likely copied on the Island of Iona
(off the Scottish coast) around AD 800.
For Christians, the
Triquetra represents the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit--three persons as one God. Its three equal arcs
represent equality, its continuous line expresses eternity,
and the interweaving represents indivisibility.
For Pagans (Wiccans
included), the Triquetra represents the threefold nature of
the Goddess as virgin, mother and crone. It symbolizes life,
death, and rebirth and the three forces of nature: earth,
air, and water. The inner three circles represent the female
element and fertility.
Here's an interesting UK
website for the TV series Charmed with great info on the
Charmed fans ask "What is this Symbol ?".
This is an ancient symbol called a
Triquetra (pronounced tri-KET-ra) which is Latin for
What about its history ? Where did
it come from ?
Nobody knows for sure, but a
three-cornered symbol has appeared in many cultures
throughout the world, the earliest example being from
5000 year old Indian artifacts.
This particular symbol was and
still is used by the Christian faith (take a closer look
at your local church and you will probably find at least
one example). Now whether the Christians "acquired" this
particular symbol from the pagans who were also using
this symbol no one knows, although it is known that
Christians acquired various symbols and religious
holidays (Christmas is one example, it was originally a
pagan festival that celebrated the winter solstice,
Easter is another, originally a pagan festival of the
What does it signify ?
The number 3 is important to many
cultures and in nature.
The Triquetra represents the Holy Trinity: the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit. The unbroken circle represents
eternity. The interwoven nature of the symbol denotes
the indivisibility and equality of the Holy Trinity. It
symbolizes that the Holy Spirit is three beings of
power, honor, and glory but is indivisibly one God.
Three is extremely significant in Judaism, as the human
condition is seen as tripartite: mans relationship to
himself and the world of his mind, mans relationship to
others in the "real world" and mans relationship with
God. According to the Maharal, this is the meaning of
the three pillars in Avot 1:2--Torah, Avodah (Service of
God), and Acts of Kindness.
It symbolizes life, death, and rebirth and the three
forces of nature: earth, air, and water. The inner three
circles represent the female element and fertility.
It is also known as the Triple
Goddess. the Maiden, Mother, and Crone represent the
life stages of every woman (and man). born to innocence,
inspired to create, then embodied with wisdom.
The Triquetra is a symbol of
protection. It represents the safety of a wiccan while
he/she is wearing it, or showing respect for the
More info on the Triquetra and
the Number 3:
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Favorite TV Shows:
Biggest Loser, Samantha Who?, Bones, CSI series, Stargate
Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, Dexter,
Burn Notice, Supernatural, Terminator: The Sarah
(SG1), Stargate Atlantis, Andromeda, Battlestar
Galactica, CSI series, Seinfeld, Everybody Loves
Raymond, Drew Carey Show, Becker, Fear Factor,
NCIS, Til Death, Deadliest Catch
also watch MythBusters, Miami Ink,
Orange County Choppers, History Channel &
Shows we loved that were cancelled:
EverAfter, When Harry Met Sally, Tomb Raider 1 & 2,
Alien Vs Predator, Pirates of the
Caribbean, Mummy Series, Resident Evil Series, Alien III, Air
Force One, Patriot Games, Clear & Present
Danger, The Devil's Own, The Bourne series....
||Die Hard, Lethal
Weapon Series, Terminator Series, Ferris
Bueller's Day Off, Liar Liar, Matrix (the
original), Mummy & Mummy Returns, Whole 9 Yards,
Hunt for Red October, The Fugitive, Dirty Harry
Movies, Predator, True Lies, The Bourne series....
-- Loved it!
Ultra Violet -- Loved it!
Eragon -- Great for the whole family!
The Bourne movies -- Loved 'em!
Mr. & Mrs.
Smith -- Loved it!
Worst Movie I've Ever Seen
||Eye of the
||Reading JD Robb,
Nora Roberts, Maggie Shayne, Christine Feehan,
Sherrilynn Kenyon, Sharon Sala; listen to music;
play pool; Researching all things Celtic; Family
History; Pretending I can grow a garden;
Drowning my sorrows for dead plants by shopping
Ebay; Making Bath Scrubs & stuff; Finding unique
knick-knacks & art for the house; Sharing my
thoughts and opinions with Bill,
Playing Poker (Texas Hold'em); Playing
Basketball; Playing Mad Scientist in the Garage
(don't ask, you really don't want to
know...trust me); Collecting Swords; Family
History; Making fun of Chelle's "garden";
Worrying about what Chelle's buying on Ebay...
hope it's not another plant; Hoping Chelle won't
ask me to try her new bath scrubs; Don't even
ask me about the "unique" art and stuff for the
house; What? Were you saying something?
Evanescence, Collective Soul, Submersed, Enya,
Loreena McKennitt, Sarah Brightman, Moya
Brennan, Ratt, Nickelback, Matchbox 20, Rob
Thomas (solo album), Goo Goo Dolls, Godsmack,
Staind, Firehouse, Cher, Govi, Armik, Queen
Latifa's The Donna Owen's Album, Melissa
Etheridge, Fleetwood Mac, Seether, David
Arkenstone, Live, Def Leppard, The Corrs,
Van Halen, Scorpians, Dio, Dokken, Nickelback, 3
Doors Down, Submersed, Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Motley
Crue, Godsmack, Puddle of Mudd, Staind,
Firehouse, Seether, and all the weird music
Chelle puts in the CD player when I don't get to
Stuffed Grape leaves, Mexican Food, Steak &
Shrimp, Snow Crab, Zucchini, Calamari
Pizza, Steak & Potatoes, Chicken Parmesan
Favorite Memory Together -- High School:
||Sitting in front
of Bill in Mrs. Evan's English class while he
cracked jokes behind me trying to make me laugh
out loud and get sent to Mrs. Catlett's office.
And rushing out of Volleyball practice trying to
get outside so I could watch Bill workout with
the Football team.
Koller's Driver's Ed class making Chelle laugh
so hard that she got sent to the office & in Mr.
Thompson's 1st period class pulling Chelle's hat
off to discover (along with everyone else) that
her hair was neon green.
Favorite Memory Together -- Last 7 Years:
||1. That first
e-mail after Mom found Bill, when he replied to
my posting on Classmates.com... it was like, "Oh
my gosh... there he is! I've missed him so
2. Sitting together in the middle of a trade
conference hospitality party, all by ourselves,
talking & laughing till our stomach's and faces
ached while everyone around us wanted to know
what we were laughing about, and asking the
bartender to give them whatever we had.
3. Through all the trips to Bakersfield for
visitation and court, and consultations with my
attorney, Bill was right there beside me keeping
4. Bill proposing at Ontario airport, in
the same parking lot, same parking space, where
a few years before we had sat together for hours
talking until he had finally missed his flight
back to Phoenix, so we drove back.
||1. Driving back
from Ontario Airport, when I had a flight, but
we instead drove to Phoenix because we didn't
want to say goodbye.
2. Staying up all night talking (yes, talking)
and remembering and reconnecting after the years
3. Driving back from Bakersfield to Phoenix
talking about strange and bizarre subjects to
4. A business deal had gone severely sour, I
felt incredibly low, and Chelle encouraged me
and made me feel hopeful again.