Symbols used in ancient Celtic imagery draw on the powerful forces of nature.
Another meaning is that it shows the eternal nature of the sacrifice of Christ.
There are a number of theories as to the meaning of the Celtic cross.
Some say that they represent Christs supremacy over the pagan sun worship.
The story says that this tactic worked and the symbol of the encircled cross began to take root.
In Ireland, it is a popular myth that the celtic cross was introduced to the island by Saint Patrick during his time converting the pagan Irish.