Classic straight sided 16oz Pint glass featuring the iconic "Tree of Life"
This glass can be customized with names, dates or a message on the rear of the glass for an additional $5.
Celtic Tree of Life Meaning
The Celtic tree of life symbolizes harmony and balance.
Meaning of Celtic Tree of Life
Ancient Celts believed that the tree of life or crann bethadh possessed special powers. The tribal people of Ireland while clearing a piece of land for human settlement, used to leave a tree in the center; they called this tree the crann bethadh. These people used to hold assemblies beneath the crann bethadh. The tree provided food, warmth and shelter to people. It also provided nourishment to other forms of life such as animals, birds, insects, etc. Therefore, the tree was described as a force which took care of life on earth and they inhabited only those places where such trees were present. Teaching centers of the Druids too were located in quiet and tranquil surroundings of Oak groves
Celtic Tree of Life Symbol
The balance and harmony prevalent in nature is best symbolized by the tree of life.
The Celts attribute the tree of life symbol to qualities like wisdom, strength and longevity and also believed that trees possessed the power to bless people with prosperity.
The Celts believed that their enemies would be rendered powerless if their (enemy's) sacred tree was cut down.
The different meanings associated with rebirth and the tree of life were derived from seasonal changes which the Celts observed in these trees.
Generally, the phenomenon of rebirth is associated with Celtic trees. The changes observed in these trees were tagged as birth, death and rebirth.
Tree of life is the symbol of an entity which connects the upper and lower worlds. Roots of this tree penetrate the depths of the lower world. Branches grow upwards and stretch out to the heavens. Trunk of the tree of life remains on the earth's plane. Growth of the tree of life is associated with spiritual growth.