Triskele Torc - Heavy Braid

Type: Torc
Metal - Bronze

Simple and elegant, this Triskele Torc will look amazing on you!

Design Details
The Heavy Triskele Torc is constructed with a heavy braid of wire, and is approximately 3/8 inch (10 mm) thick. It is available in bronze or sterling silver.

Which Torc Is Right For You?
We also offer a Medium Triskele Torc.

Historical Inspiration
Like the spiral, the triskele is one of man’s oldest symbols, and can be found carved in prehistoric stone monuments from Ireland to islands in the Mediterranean sea, and beyond. The triskele was a significant element in both Greek and Celtic art, and to a lesser extent appears in Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval art as well.

The triskelle has many meanings: life-death-rebirth, spirit-mind-body, mother-father-child, past-present-future, power-intellect-love and creation-preservation-destruction to name but a few. These various meanings are commonly associated with pagan mythology and religions (although many scholars dispute these “ancient” meanings, and instead attribute them to modern revivals of older traditions). The triskele has also been used as a Christian emblem symbolizing the Holy Trinity.

A triskele in the form of three connected armored legs appears in the coat of arms of the Isle of Man, which was the seat of the ancient College of Druids. But this three-legged depiction of the triskelle is much older, and can be traced back to painted Minaon pottery found in Sicily. According the the Greek author Pliny the Elder, the triskele represented the island itself, which consists of three large capes equidistant from each other, pointing in their respective directions.