1 inch wax seal stamp and pendant. The triskelion symbol meaning deals with competition and man's progress. The Greek term triskelion literally means "three-legged," and appropriately, this sign looks very much like three legs running. The triskelion (also referred to as triskele, triquetra or fylfot) Celtic symbol meaning holds two major components of symbolism. When we observe this symbol, we are taken with the concept of motion. All three branches (legs, protrusions, angles) are positioned in such a way so as to make the symbol appear as if it is in constant forward motion. This is no accident as this feeling of motion represents fundamental energies within this Celtic symbol. (Action,Cycles, Progress,Revolution,Competition, Moving forward) The three protrusions (legs, angles, branches, etc) are of significant symbolic importance. However, depending upon the era, region, culture, mythological history, etc. symbologists can have a challenging time defining the exact symbolic meaning of the three protrusions. The various representations of the three protrusions found in the triskelion include: Spirit, Mind, Body; Father, Son, Holy Ghost; Mother, Father, Child; Past, Present, Future; Power, Intellect, Love; Creator, Destroyer, Sustainer; Creation, Preservation, Destruction. All of these (and still yet more) can be designated for each of the protrusions found in the triskelion - it is simply up to the observer (or originating culture) to proffer up these meanings. The combination of these two components (motion and triad attributes) lead us to the conclusion that this Celtic symbol meaning tells a story of forward motion in the endeavor to reach understanding. An interesting side note - the number three is a powerful energy for seemingly infinite reasons. One such representation of number three deals with the three primary measure-marks within the phases of the moon (new, half, full). This is a worthy point because most lunar creatures are depicted as only having three legs in Alchemical and early European esoteric art. When we add lunar implications to the meaning of the triskelion we are dealing with: mystery, feminine, intuition, subtleness, subconscious, spirituality, illumination, and hidden desire.