St. Ninian Celtic Cross

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St. Ninian, a British bishop who lived in the early 5th century, is credited with the conversion of the Southern Picts of Scotland. The earliest known church built by St. Ninian was a Withorn, or the ‘shining place’. A poem written by a monk at Withorn in the late 8th century tells how Nynia was appointed to lead “companies of people to the golden-glowing constellations in the starry sky.” This cross design is formed by straight-line knotwork (a symbol of eternal life) surrounded by a radiant circle (the sun symbol).

Origin: Galloway, Scotland

5" x 5"


These are handmade in the USA (Texas). Color may vary from piece to piece.

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