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