This is a Celtic Tree of Life Necklace. It is available in these different variations:
- Sterling silver pendant that is 25.4mm (one inch) across on 20″ silver chain.
- Rhodium plated pendant that is 30mm across on a 18″ silver chain.
- Stainless steel pendant that is 30mm across on 18″ silver chain.
About the Celtic Tree of Life Necklace Symbol:
The Tree of Life is another symbol from mythology, religion, and even science. Dozens of different cultures all over the world reference the tree of life, from ancient Egypt to Norse myths. Wikipedia has a great explanation of what it means to different cultures. Trees feature prominently in Celtic art. It is not known if Celtic art refers to a “Tree of Life” or if the trees had some other meaning. When Christianity came to Ireland the symbol took on more of a Christian meaning. The book of Genesis famously refers to the Tree of Life.
Science also refers to a “Tree of Life”. This tree depicts how all species evolved from another, branching off from the original. When you go back far enough, you will find that all life evolved from a single-celled organism. Some of the main branches of this tree are the division between plants and animals. To learn more about the scientific view of the tree of life, go here.
Often, popular culture refers to the Tree of Life as well. It plays a role in C.S. Lewis’ book The Magician’s Nephew from the Chonicles of Narnia series. The health services company Cigna uses a Tree of Life motif in their logo. It has even been featured in several movies. The Tree of Life played a central role of symbolism in the 2006 movie The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky. The main character was trying to find a way to extend life in three different stories.
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