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Are Celtic Designs Demonic

Does anyone know anything about Celtic designs and their significance? You know, the sort of patterns we can buy on jewellery etc. which look like a never ending line twisted and knotted very cleverly.

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I can't speak on the history of this Celtic designs. But anything that is not for the glory of God As a Christian you shouldn't be around. Especially if you're not for sure that's a sign in itself. But as the other person said evil spirits can be attached to things. Man's thoughts of things doesn't matter it's what God wants. Even listening to music that's not Christian that has corrupted language in it can lead you away without you even knowing it. Even though you might think there is nothing wrong with it. Those are things of the world
---Lee on 5/18/16


Rebek 8963 said, " What you bring into your home does MATTER! Objects like that can have demonic spirits attached to them, and by bringing them into your home, you allow the demonic into your home. It may be pretty, but its not worth the "critters" that will come."

Rebek, I pity you. You spend all of your time making sure that your house, children, husband, and so on are free from demons.

Take a deep breath.

Now say, "Nothing that happens to my family, home and possessions can come near me unless God wills it for my good."
---Monk_Brendan on 5/17/16


Celtic designs are not demonic.

Similar decorations are used in Slavonic Christian manuscripts, books--and yes, in the Irish Book of Kells, which is a Gospel book.

Think--how can mere lines and doodads be demonic in themselves?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/15/16


Shira said, " I think most of us know the celtic has always been associated with witchcraft and demonism."

Celtic design has nothing to do with demons. Look at some of the art from Te Book of Kells. Gorgeous. Christian. Catholic.
---Monk_Brendan on 5/15/16


This all very crazy as you can tell I am full Irish and do have alot of these symbols on me and I have heard from both sides and I love Christ as my savior so it is up to the person to find what is right for them to me they where great people and had a lot of good and strenth behind there set so I wish someone will come forward with a good answer
---James_Hays on 5/15/16




Celtic designs and knotwork are not demonic nor are they rooted in pagan rituals. They were originally a sign of which clan or family grouping you belonged to and your social standing within that clan. It has since just become a fashion statement. If you are looking to have this design tatooed on your body, please consider this. a tattoo is a permanent marking and a majority of people who get tattoos usually regret it later on life. Also, there is the possibility of cntracting hepatitus A and or B.
---Walter on 5/5/07


Its a very interesting art form I love them and I think they have alot of cool christian designs. I love celtic music and art. Dress and culture I guess I might be demonic. but oh maybe it's because I'm celtic. I bet the next thing is anyone that speaks a language other than english is speaking the devil's language. get a grip people Celts were christian longer than most of the world. their art has been incorperated into our art. just because some people put different meaning to it doesn't make it wrong.
---Jared on 11/12/06


They are demonic and that is all I know about them.
---Helen_5378 on 6/13/06


that is correct barb it's cool to be a Christian till the persecution trials and temptations come if music isnt lifting up the name of the Lord, it is of the world, which satan is the ruler of
---r.w. on 6/12/06


It is a sad state when we bring racism into Christianity and determine who is Christian and who is not on the basis of blood.

Am I "damned to Hell for all eternity" because the blood in my veins is Norse and Magyar? Should all Norse artwork and music be considered demonic just becuase it is Norse?

The Celtic cross, thanks to St. Patrick, is the sun coming behind a cross. Should this be condemned too?
---David7647 on 10/28/05




I agree with you Barbara but I was wondering, not about crosses in general, but the particular Celtic knot design ones. There seems to be differing opinions as to whether their origin was Christian or demonic.
---Xanthi on 9/11/05


I see hoodlems and Rappers wearing HUGE diamond encrusted crosses of all kinds as they sing their trash. Crosses have just become more "bling" to draw attention to themselves.
---NVBarbara on 9/11/05


In origin, Celticc art was a study of eternity, with the snakes and animals eating their own tails to show that time and reality had no beginning and no end. In the7th/8th century, this was adopted by the monks to become part of their study. Find a book on the Lindisfarne Gospel or the Book of Kells for a study of the symbology.
---mike6553 on 8/15/05


Yes Bethie, I agree that they are beautiful pieces of workmanship. The trouble is that when someone has told you that something you have (or in my case I bought for someone else) is of evil origin it is very off-putting and I'd feel uncomfortable wondering what others thought. I've seen a number of churches with Celtic Crosses in their churchyard and some on gravestones.
---Xanthi on 8/13/05


I found this question interesting and have been looking the topic up on the net. The one thing all the sites had in common was they all said the lines in the knots represented the "threads of life". And these threads show the continual spiritual journey of life. Some sites gave solid Christian principles behind the knots, some had sorcery attached to the knots. I agree with most others here it depends on how you use it. Myself, I think they are very beautiful peices of art.
---bethie on 8/12/05


What makes an item something is the way you use it or believe it.John Tesh, the musician,for instance,is considered a New Age musician.But he is no more New Age than the Gaithers.He is a wonderful Christian man who thanks Jesus for sitting on the piano bench with him every time he plays.What makes his music fall into the New Age category?The way it's used by people.A cross is a symbol of Christ's suffering.Consider it as such.
---Ann5758 on 8/12/05


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Shira could you be more specific please and say in what way these designs have always been associated with witchcraft and demonism. I've already been told that they are evil but when someone just gives a short answer and no explanation I am still no wiser. Just as wearing a cross does not make someone a Christian I would say that wearing one of these designs would not make someone evil or a witch. I personally err on the side of caution as I would not wish to offend.
---Xanthi on 8/12/05


Shira, where did you get that information from? Can you back up that statement? Just because someone wears a celtic design does not mean they have a pagan symbol in hand. That is like saying that if you fly the Iraqi flag in your garden it makes you a muslim.
---Maxine on 8/11/05


What you bring into your home does MATTER! Objects like that can have demonic spirits attached to them, and by bringing them into your home, you allow the demonic into your home. It may be pretty, but its not worth the "critters" that will come.
---rebek8963 on 8/11/05


I think most of us know the celtic has always been associated with witchcraft and demonism.
---shira_5965 on 8/11/05


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I asked because I bought a relative a brooch which was a celtic knot design, then someone told me that I shouldn't have because there are occult connections. This person could not elaborate on that statement though. I like the designs myself but have avoided buying any since just in case I shouldn't. Walter your answer is interesting, sounds a bit like Scottish tartans, being connected to families etc. If anyone has anything else to add please do so.
---Xanthi on 8/11/05


Think about all the crosses that are worn nowadays. A lot of people wear these as jewellery or as a statement with various meanings. Various people can wear them..from those who are religious, to Goths etc. Meaning is given by the one who uses or wears such an item. Remember anything can be an idol, even a cross, even a Celtic symbol. God wants YOU and nothing to stand in the way of a personal relationship with Him. If it's a stumbling block, then don't have one.
---Chris on 8/11/05


Think about all the crosses that are worn nowadays. A lot of people wear these as jewellery or as a statement with various meanings. Various people can wear them..from those who are religious, to Goths etc. Meaning is given by the one who uses or wears such an item. Remember anything can be an idol, even a cross, even a Celtic symbol. God wants YOU and nothing to stand in the way of a personal relationship with Him. If it's a stumbling block, then don't have one.
---Chris on 8/11/05


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