The Celtic Cross is a symbol deeply associated with Ireland and the various beliefs and religions of the native people. There are several theories about the exact origin of the symbol.
The Christian legend says that St Patrick was responsible for the first Celtic Cross when he drew one on a large circular stone that was of great importance to the Druids.
The cross represented Christianity, and the circle was significant to the Celts, who saw it as a symbol of eternity because it had no beginning or end.
However, there is evidence of drawings of the Celtic Cross dating as far back as the Stone Age.
The four corners of the cross could be representing the four elements of earth, wind, fire and water.
The Celtic Cross symbol is now widely associated with Christianity. However, there are still many who proudly wear the Celtic Cross as a sign of their Irish (or Scottish or Welsh) heritage.