Awen - Poetic Inspiration: Awen is the flowing spirit, spark of life, the creative force of the Universe. A source of spiritual strength, prophetic insight and inspriation associated with Cerridwen and Taliesin in Wales, Brighid and the Dagda in Ireland.
Ceilidh - The Dance: Within ancient and modern spriitual traditions, the Dance is a metaphor for life, an ancient choreography moving with the rhythm of the Earth to the music of the cosmos. Within Celtic traditoin the ceilidh is a gathering, a celebration of music, storytelling, and dance.
Celtic Cross: Often associated with the Tree of Life, the Celtic Cross predates Christianity; the oldest example is from 10,000 B.C. The first cross symbols prossibly represented the sun, considered to be the devine center of the cosmos, the light of the world.
Keltic Doves (Tangnefed) - Images of doves were offered to the Celtic healer-dieties of thermal springs; multiple stone figures of doves were offered to the curative spirits presiding over shrines. Like ravens, doves were perceived as oracular birds, perhaps because of their distinctive call.
Dragons (Y Ddraig Goch): The Red Dragon symbolizes the sovereignty of Britain, and is the totemic beast of the greatest line of kings, the Pen-dragons. Dragons and serpents of the Celtic religion symbolized earth energies, potent forces of the land.