Stained Glass Celtic Cross Suncatchers!
CELTIC CROSS Suncatcher
8" x 6"
$32 ... Comes ready to hang
Available in white with blue, purple, pink, or red circle
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A Celtic Cross combines the cross with a ring surrounding the intersection. It is the characteristic symbol of Celtic Christianity, though it may have older, pre-Christian origins.
There are many cross-shaped incisions in European caves, dating back to the earliest stages of human cultural development in the stone age. Like other symbols from this period, their use continued in the Celtic cultures in Europe. For example, Celtic coins minted many centuries before the Christian era may have an entire side showing this type of cross, sometimes with the five cardinal points marked by concave depressions in the same style as in stone age carvings.
In Ireland, it is the tradition that the Celtic Cross was introduced to the island by Saint Patrick during his time converting the pagan Irish. It is believed that he combined the symbol of Christianity, a cross, with the symbol of the sun, to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of a sun-god.
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