At work I always see a woman in the cafeteria who buys our food every day. She’s wearing this necklace of a tree in a circle. I was so curious what it meant, but never dared to ask. Tho, it was obvious the necklace had a meaning of nature and probably something else. But every time I saw her, I couldn’t help but to look at her necklace.
Sunday evening I was roaming around tumblr, when I suddenly saw that same tree! I couldn’t help myself, but I was suddenly dying to know what it meant.
The Tree of Life
The tree of life is a tree that is connected to heaven and the underworld. It’s the tree of knowledge. And you can find it many different cultures and lands: The ancient Egypt, China, Europe, Middle East, North America. It’s also seen in religion such as: Christianity and the Jewish. But also the Norse mythology.
The tree of life is the symbol of God’s provision for immortality in the Garden of Eden. Of all trees that were in the Garden of Eden, two were named for their great importance, but as one – the tree of life – was a blessing to Adam and Eve. The other was to become a curse for all of their posterity.
The Celtic Tree
Ancient druids believed that the tree of life possessed special powers. The people of Ireland used to leave a tree in the center; they called this tree the crann bethadh. The tree provided food, warmth and shelter to people and provided nourishment to other forms of like animals, birds, insects and so on. That’s why the tree is described as a force which took care of life on earth. The Celts also believed that trees were actually ancestors of human beings!