The Triquetra

If you’re a charmed fan, you have seen this symbol before!

The Triquetra originally meant triangle and in Latin, triquetra means “three cornered”. The symbol could be found on runestones in Norther Europe and on early Germanic coins. It has a pagan religious meaning aswell. The triquetra also resembles the Valknut, a symbol that is associated with Odin (God in Norse Mythology). The triquetra is also called a Trinity Knot or Celtic Triangle.

Valknut by wodenswolves

Valknut by wodenswolves


The design of the triangle has three interlocked loops that create a triangle with the intersection of three circles. There is no beginning and no end. Sometimes, a circle is added. With a circle added to the knot it signifies spiritual unity. The circle can stand for protection, infinite and eternity. It keeps it together.


There are many meanings for this symbol.

The celts worshipped a moon goddess who has three personalities/personifications in one. She was associated with the phases of the moon: waxing, waning and full.

But it could also stand for the Christian meaning of Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.

More meaning are:

  • Spirit, Mind, Body
  • Mother, Father, Child
  • Past, Present, Future
  • Power, Intellect, Love
  • Creator, Destroyer, Sustainer
  • Thought, Feeling, Emotion
  • Mother, Maiden, Crone
  • Land, Sea, Sky
  • Other world, Mortal world, Celestial world
  • Fate
  • Being One


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