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Claigean - Scottish Gaelic, meaning skull

Celtic Skulls have great significance and traditional value in Celtic Culture. Celts were very much drawn to the notion of openings and show great interest in things having them like doorways, gateways etc.

The Human skull has five openings with two eyes, two nose cavities, and one mouth, thus a special interest to Celtics. Also, the number five was believed to have magical properties according to Celtic Mythology.

Practically, there are only three major holes in the skull (two eyes, one mouth) such that it was a considered to be a sacred number in their Mythology. When these three points (two eyes and one mouth) are connected, they come up with an Upside down triangle that represent popular Celtic theme TRINITY. The trinity symbolizes Celtics way of binding concepts and ideology together to originate something new. Celts believe the three openings in skull represent Magic, Creation and Transformation that endlessly happen across life.

When these three elements of life are put together, formation of strong and productive energy takes place such that these mystical forces unite and an energetic appearance of great omen is originated.
Celtic culture also had strong relations with the circle. Skulls are naturally circular in shape as well as the eyes, so this depicts cyclical nature of life and also of the feeling of togetherness in communities. In addition to these beliefs, the Oracle shape of eyes and mouth of skull represent or viewed as gateways for receiving knowledge. Everything that we see comes through our eyes, and thus depict our strongest method of learning and accepting knowledge that we the humans naturally posses.
This geocoin is laser engraved into natural Welsh slate, a material that has taken hundreds of thousands of years to form. Each piece is taken from a small quarry in Wales and hand cut, shaped and smoothed. Due to this process small natural flaws can appear in each coin making each one truly unique.

The design includes a skull surrounded by a Celtic knotwork ring of dragons with smaller knotwork rings within the design. The top small ring encloses around a dagger design. The dagger was the Celtic symbol of a warrior and used to behead their enemies.
On the back is a skull with the Celtic Trinity emblem engraved on its side.

Size: 58.46mm*
Thickness: 4.55mm*
Weight: 34g*
Trackable? Yes
Own Icon? Yes

*Due to the natural variations in slate and individual hand production of each geocoin, these figures are for guidance only.