The Celtic cross started out as a land marker for direction. Over time it became a symbol of everything in our world; the width was the earth, the top representing the heavens, and the bottom symbolizing the depths. It then took on the Christian meaning in later years. Celtic crosses are also sometimes referred to as Irish crosses, but the Celts lived outside of Ireland as well.
The crosses are known for a large circular center with a shield knot in it. It's legs can be equidistant at the ends like a Greek cross or have a longer bottom leg as the Latin cross does. The most recognized version is of the Latin variation. In more modern times it is generally any cross that has knot-work within it.
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