This is the inspiration for the tattoo on my back. The triskele, three spirals radiating from a common center - is one of the most popular, and ancient symbols of our time. Because the triskele is often drawn using one continuous line, it has come to represent the unending and continuous movement of life. It's progress and flowing energy. I love it.
The triskele or triskelion is a three pronged spiral. To ancient Celts it represented the triple Goddesses, or the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The triad is a symbolic of the cyclical nature of life and suggestive of the endless succession of cycles in our own lives. The triple spiral, or triskele, reminds us of the three stages of life, the three levels of awareness.