Monday, August 4, 2014

ISLE OF MAN ~Triskelion or the Three Legs Men ~

Nice postcard full with this intriguing symbol of the island... a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea...Thanks a lot James!

With matching The Three Legs of Man stamps.
(Issued 03-04-2013)
©Lily Publications Ltd
This symbol, the triskell (or triskelion), is an ancient symbol and it has been associated with the Isle of Man since the 13th century.

The triskell is featured the Celtic religion, and is said to represent the three dynamic elements: water, air, and fire.(but its age and origin are debatable) the three human legs bent at the knee, are conjoined at the upper thigh, the legs are armoured and spurred.

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