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« Topic Start: March 25, 2010, 04:02:26 pm »

Take three minutes to watch and listen to this beautiful slideshow showing pics from Loughcrew at the equinox.

I've always loved that flower -- or is it a sun symbol...?  Smiley
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« Reply #1: March 27, 2010, 09:04:00 pm »

Take three minutes to watch and listen to this beautiful slideshow showing pics from Loughcrew at the equinox.

I've always loved that flower -- or is it a sun symbol...?  Smiley

In general passage tomb art is abstract but even if it is abstract it could represent some quality of a flower, theres a symbol in newgrange that looks like a fern to me. Alternately it could be a varient of the sun symbols in other passage tombs like this one from Dowth

http://www.mythicalireland.com/ancientsites/dowth/sevensuns-slide1.jpg

Loughcrew points towards a different royal centre then the other famous passage tombs and if it represents a different tribal alignment maybe it also had a different set of artists who had their own innovative approach and gave us the flower style sun symbol. Who knows, I agree it is a cool symbol either way.

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« Reply #2: March 28, 2010, 07:33:35 am »

Alternately it could be a varient of the sun symbols in other passage tombs like this one from Dowth

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Do you have permission to use the photo you posted?  (Or, better still, is it your own work?)  If not, posting it here is a copyright violation and we will have to remove it.  (Just the photo, not the post, I mean.)  Posting a link to the photo is fine, and in fact we'll probably just change the photo to a link if it does need removed, but actually displaying copyrighted work in a post could get you and the Cauldron into legal trouble.

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« Reply #3: March 28, 2010, 08:02:08 am »

Posting a link to the photo is fine, and in fact we'll probably just change the photo to a link if it does need removed, but actually displaying copyrighted work in a post could get you and the Cauldron into legal trouble.

I've changed the image to a link.
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« Reply #4: March 28, 2010, 12:33:12 pm »

In general passage tomb art is abstract but even if it is abstract it could represent some quality of a flower, theres a symbol in newgrange that looks like a fern to me. Alternately it could be a varient of the sun symbols in other passage tombs like this one from Dowth

http://www.mythicalireland.com/ancientsites/dowth/sevensuns-slide1.jpg

Loughcrew points towards a different royal centre then the other famous passage tombs and if it represents a different tribal alignment maybe it also had a different set of artists who had their own innovative approach and gave us the flower style sun symbol. Who knows, I agree it is a cool symbol either way.

I've always wanted to design a tattoo based on some of these images -- particularly the Newgrange triskele/spirals, the Loughcrew "flower sun", and various sun symbols like the ones in the links above and other similar images found on some of the ancient Celtic coins.  And other artifacts, like the Battersea Shield, f'ex.

I wish I could draw!!!!!!
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