";s:4:"text";s:3446:" While we have no scientific data explaining the why’s of this phenomenon, we do know the world still cries at the end of the Braveheart and kids in the 2,000’s know what the “Quickening” is.A Chevron is an ancient symbol, appearing as a v-shape. A bent bar in heraldry, it is also one of the most common distinguishing marks for military and naval uniforms: placed on the sleeves, it serves as a mark of rank or longevity of service. A tattoo such as this one could be done as simple as the lines of the chevron, or you could make the outline of the chevron arrows and fill them in. Others took it more seriously and would engrave the symbol on the weapons used by the Greek Spartan warriors, most notably on the front of the shields. The major element is the unbroken lines that make up any piece.The eternity knot has a closed path.
Some of these patterns appeared on ancient churches for specifically that purpose.In Christian tradition it becomes a representation of the Triune God (Father, son and Holy Spirit).This Celtic symbol can also represent the peaks and valleys in our lives and it also serves as a symbol of protection as it’s peak and “sloped arms” reminiscent of a roof.In Celtic symbols and their meanings, the Spiral represents our spiritual nature and the potential for our soul’s on-going growth. The chevron in its most basic sense is a V-shaped symbol that today is so ubiquitous that it can be found on anything from architecture, to the badges of military officers, to the local gas station. Among the Celts the shape acted as the mark of a warrior or hunter, or someone in the community who was a builder. In heraldry, the chevron symbol is one of the most notable signs. As with the Triquetra the symbolic meaning is that of a Triune Deity.The Celtic people spanned numerous countries including Italy, Greece, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The chevron was very popular amongst the people that they even used this symbol to paint on pottery for decorative purposes. This is a promotion from an E-4 specialist to an E-5 sergeant and serves in an E-5 billet, being a leader of a firing squad. This may be what it means today, but for thousands of years it had a far different meaning.
What we do know is that geometric designs fill Celtic works, and this may have been yet one more pattern that acted like a placeholder when other images didn’t suit the artist.Knotwork is a predominant pattern throughout Celtic art. It is a symbol of maternal love because it can endure and thrive in harsh conditions, just like a mother’s unconditional love. Tattoos such as these can be placed anywhere you would like. The story goes that the very first ring of this nature was made for two people who were separated by an ocean as a representation of unity, love, companionship and faithfulness.One story goes that St. Patrick stood in a Lunar Goddess’ circle as he spoke.