Do you know the difference between a triskele and triquetra? If you don’t, you’re not alone! Lots of people ask us this question when shopping for a special symbolic piece of jewelry. Learn about these two sacred emblems and how they’re used in Pagan practice.
We’ll start with the triskele. (Sometimes it’s called a triskelion—same thing, both terms come from the Greek words for “three-legged.”) The triskele is a triple spiral with equally spaced arms or legs. There are lots of different variations of this symbol. The spirals can be curved or sharply angled, single- or double-lined. Sometimes the arms join at a single point, or sometimes they form a triangle in the center. Often the spirals curve to the viewer’s right, suggesting rotation to the right—but not always.
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