Triple Spiral Labyrinth - TRISKELION

Triple Spiral Labyrinth - TRISKELION

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Triskelion based on funeral inscriptions discovered in Newgrange, Ireland, with three double spiral, Celtic origin.

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Height 33.07 in 84 cm
Width 33.86 in 86 cm
Thickness 3.15 in 8 cm
Weight 286.6 lbs 130 Kg
Material Limestone

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A triskelion or triskele is a motif consisting of a triple spiral exhibiting rotational symmetry. The spiral design can be based on interlocking Archimedean spirals, or represent three bent human legs.
Both terms are from Greek "τρισκέλιον" (triskelion) or "τρισκελής" (triskeles), "three-legged", from prefix "τρι-" (tri-), "three times" + "σκέλος" (skelos), "leg".
 A triskelion is a traditional symbol of Sicily, where it is called trinacria, and of the Isle of Man.
Comparable symbols in Asian cultures include the Japanese Mitsudomoe, the Tibetan Buddhist Gankyil, and the Korean Sam Taegeuk.

The design is found on infantry shields depicted on Greek pottery.
The triskelion is an ancient symbol of Sicily, with the head of the Gorgon, whose hair are snakes, from which radiate three legs bent at the knee. The symbol dates back to when Sicily was part of Magna Graecia, the colonial extension of Greece beyond the Aegean.
Pliny the Elder attributes the origin of the triskelion of Sicily to the triangular form of the island, the ancient Trinacria (from the Greek tri- (three) and akra (end, limb)), which consists of three large capes equidistant from each other, pointing in their respective directions, the names of which were Pelorus, Pachynus, and Lilybæum.


 

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