Druid Symbol: Spiral/Vortex
(Sept. 10 2022) The vortex (chakra) or spiral is the oldest and most widespread Druid symbol. Each vortex represents the clustering of a set of spiritual powers into a perceptheistic deity. They range from the Orkney Islands of northern Britain to the Sesklo culture of northern Greece. They were popular for as long as the Druid civilization survived which is from 5000 BCE to 550 CE.
Deity Spiral Vortices
Bottom image shows the entrance stone spirals with a motion powers (triskelion) on the left and the three paired layers of life powers on the right. They are paired vortices because those powers are male and female.
(Top Image from https://www.newgrange.com/tri-spiral.htm) (Bottom image from https://www.newgrange.com/kerbstone-k1.htm)
Popularized from the New Grange, Ireland Triskelion (3100 BCE)
(July 3, 2022) The big three Neolithic farming areas in the British Isles around 3100 BCE are the Orkney Islands in the north, the Boyne Valley in Ireland, and the Salisbury Plain in England. These three became centers because they were mostly treeless and thus did not have to be cleared with stone axes. They were closely interconnected culturally with ideas spreading from one to another.
When vertices are found in pairs they representing the paired male and female life deities of the life powers of the Ancient Pagan Paradigm. If they are a triplet they are representing the deities of the three layers of the non-gendered motion powers.
Two Triskelion stones are located at the Newgrange mound tomb located in Ireland north of Dublin near the Boyne river in Ireland. The mound is 85m (279ft) in diameter and 13m (43ft) high having an area of about 1 acre.
The Newgrange tomb chamber is aligned with the rising sun on the mornings of the Winter Solstice so at that time it is filled with light.
Newgrange is surrounded by 97 large stones called kerbstones some of which are engraved with megalithic art. These originally seem to been vertical and part of a henge at this sight. One of these is a large stone placed at the entrance.
The right side of the entrance stone has paired spirals in three layers corresponding to the 3 layers of the Ancient Pagan Paradigm divided into their masculine and feminine halves. These layers bring the life-growth powers to earth from the divine realm. The left side has the Triskelion which represents the motion powers.
Newgrange Ireland Site Plan
Newgrage Mound Map
Kerbstones at Newgrange Mound
Kerbstone 52 at Newgrange
The right side (original bottom) consists of oval eggs or embryos surrounded by motion owls which will eventually provide motion. Each egg or embryo contains the three powers of life.
Storm Spirals on Newgrange Kerbstone 67
Vortices Show Clustering Effect
Vortices Around North Pole of Jupiter
Online at: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/pia25017-nasas-juno-mission-spies-vortices-near-jupiters-north-pole