The Celtic Wheel

One of the most famous symbols of the Breton Celts, is the ‘Rouelle d’or Balesme Haute Marne (The Golden Wheel).

The circle containing spokes, was found suitable to represent what the various Celtic religions held in common as holy…

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Two millennia before Jesus was born, the Kelts had spread throughout Western Europe. With them, they brought their knowledge, while adding to it – the knowledge they acquired from the Teutons, the Druids, and principally that of the Atlantes. The Atlantes knew how to erect megaliths. (The people of the Iron Age Hallstatt culture (c. 800–450 BC) named for the rich grave finds in Hallstatt, Austria).

Hence, the circle containing spokes – mounted upon the megalith created back then by those bronze-age, amalgamated cultures. It was found suitable to represent what the various Celtic religions held in common as holy; as well as what the various Atlantes religions had in common as holy. The circle, and then the circle containing spokes, represented the pagan knowledge of the wheel and of the harvest. The megalithic symbol from the Atlantes, represented the pagan knowledge of how to orient oneself while traveling to trading locations.

Amalgamated in knowledge, trade, culture and religion, both prospered even as one…

Because it had been suitable for the men of both cultures who lived at the end of the bronze-age, it had once again been found suitable enough to represent them again – this time, during the Christian conquests…

N.B. Taken and adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and from a French website on the culture of the Bretons.

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