Templar Cross or Cross Pattée with triquetas. Sterling silver
Sterling silver pendant. With rubber cord and silver clasp. Approx. size: 32 x 36 mm
The Cross of the Templar Knights. It is a Cross Pattee, which represents the four evangelists, the four seasons and the four elements. It was used by different religious orders: in red by the Templars, in white by the Knights Hospitaller, and in black by the Teutonic Order. It also inspired the Iron Cross, a Prussian award, and afterwards a symbol of the German army.
Triquetra. Celtic talisman, it symbolizes life, death and rebirth; and the three forces of the universe: earth, water and fire. It represents the triple goddess (maiden, mother, and elder); the equality, eternity and indivisibility. The Whole has three levels: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual. The Circle of the Triquetra represents the eternity, and connects the three levels, joining them in only one. With the conversion to Christianity of the Celtic culture, this symbol acquired the meaning of the Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and as in the Celtic meaning, the circle represents the eternity.
- Plata 925