Finding Christmas tree ornaments is easy. Finding holiday decorations that reflect your pagan beliefs is next to impossible. This beautiful Triquetra ornament will be a welcome addition to your holiday tree. For the early Celts, who loved grouping things into triads, this three part knot could stand for the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone), the Three Realms of the World (Water, Air, and Earth), the Individual (Mind, Body and Spirit), or even Time itself (past, present, and future). For Christians, it was a representation of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost). In modern times, it is often used by pagans and wiccans as a symbol of their faith, much as the pentacle is. So lovely and meaningful. It is sure to appeal to wiccans and pagans, and anyone who wishes to celebrate their Celtic heritage.
The Triquetra Yule Ornament is made of 1/8" birch plywood, laser-cut to leave crisp, smooth edges on the intricate design. The ornament measures 3" in diameter. This pagan Yule ornament would make a great gift, but don't forget to treat yourself with one too!
And when the winter solstice is over, you don't need to pack this ornament up with the rest of the decorations. Hang it somewhere on your walls or in a window, to make your home more magical.
What kind of ornaments should decorate a pagan Christmas tree? In addition to specifically pagan ornaments, like those we offer, consider using ornaments inspired by Nature. Stags, owls, cardinals, and other wildlife are not too hard to find, along with stars and moons. Holly, ivy, and mistletoe are also good choices for decorations. And of course, you'll want to include Christmas tree lights, to symbolize the return of light and warmth to the world, as the Sun is reborn.
What is Yule? Although some people think of Yule and Christmas as synonymous, Yule is actually celebrated several days earlier, on the night of the winter solstice. On December 21 or 22 (in the northern hemisphere), the Wheel of the Year reaches a tipping point, when the longest night of the year occurs, and the daylight hours again begin to lengthen, bringing a return of light and warmth to the world.