Is the Celtic cross of Ireland a symbol of the ancient Druids?
#104324. Asked by Lilady. (Apr 01 09 6:46 PM)
Arguably, most early Celtic symbols could also be referred to as “Druid symbols“ |
The legend goes that the Celtic cross was "designed" by Saint Patrick who was trying to convert the pagan Irish people. The Celtic cross is a combination of the Christian cross and the sun, which was worshipped by the druids.
In the ancient world of the druids, the Celtic cross was a phallic symbol.
The Celtic Cross, worn by many people world-wide today. It has become a symbol for the Presbyterians as well as Orthodox
Christians and Catholics. The Scots and Welsh both claim it as an emblem and charm of significance to their cultures.
The legend of the Celtic Cross tells a tales of how St. Patrick during one of his homilies to a large gathering of heathens was shown their sacred stone' with a circle carved into it. It is said he took a dagger and made the mark of the Roman cross through the circle then blessed the symbol and creating the first Celtic Cross. This became a powerful charm that fused Druid and Christian ideas into a new faith for the Irish. (This cross charm became a common Christian symbol during the 4th century and has been called the Chi-Rho Cross).