Google celebrates St. Patricks’s Day with an animated Doodle.
Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when Irish and non-Irish all over the world observe the standard demise date of Eire’s foremost patron saint.
Google will get into the spirit annually, and on Sunday it devoted an animated Doodle to the Celtic Triskele, an historic image of Irish tradition. Derived from the Greek phrase triskeles, which means “three legs,” the Triskelion dates again to the Neolithic period however did not acquire reputation with Celtic tradition till round 500 BC.
The Triskelion – also referred to as the Triple Spiral – options three interlocking spirals positioned to look in fixed movement, shifting outward from the middle. The motion of the Triskelion’s three spirals is commonly thought to mirror cycles, progress and revolution.
The traditional image is open to all kinds of interpretations however is usually related to a trinity of themes. For some, it represents life, demise and rebirth; previous, current and future; and spirit, thoughts and physique, simply to call a couple of.
Nonetheless others affiliate the spirals with the Holy Trinity — the Christian doctrine that describes God’s make-up as the daddy, son and Holy Ghost.
One of many extra widespread interpretations, which Google selected to focus, is that the spirals characterize the three realms of the fabric world – earth, water and sky.
What ever your interpretation is, pleased St. Patrick’s Day!