Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A figure formed of three lines radiating from a common point or small circle, or a modification of this in which each radiating arm has the form of hook so as to give the appearance of being in revolution, or of a bent human leg. Also called three-armed cross. Compare sunsnake, fylfot.
- n. a figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
““It’s a Celtic symbol called a triskele,” she said.”
“A triskele was tattooed on his forehead, but gave no effect of savagery.”
“For instance, there are stylized versions—such as a triskele where the legs are represented by spirals.”
“But outside of the banner with the triskele, nothing seemed remotely linked to any sinister plot by the Sons of Man.”
“She explained the triskele and the relation to its distant cousin the Valknut.”
“But unfortunately, the triskele was doomed to become a symbol of hate once the Nazis got a hold of it; a trilegged version was also the symbol of the Waffen-SS division in Belgium.”
“Magee explained that the triskele was also the symbol of nationalist movements of indigenous groups of Spain, including the Galizan, Asturian, and Cantabrian.”
“At the mention of his dad, V.T. fingered the ring on his hand, looking down at the triskele.”
“There is also a cousin of the triskele favored by these racist groups called the Valknut—three interlocking triangles—a terrible fate for something of innocent Norse origins.”
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