Strictly speaking, a "Celtic cross" is not just any cross that has Celtic knotwork on it. Celtic crosses are, in fact, much older than Christianity. They are equal-armed crosses, enclosed or backed by a circle. The cross can symbolize the four quarters of the earth, and/or the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water). The circle is a symbol of eternity and the path of the sun in the sky. After the introduction of Christianity, it became more common to see the equal-armed cross atop a matching pedestal, which gave it a more elongated form.
These are wonderful not only for people who travel often, but also those who are short on space in their homes, or who need to be able to pack their altars discretely away when friends come to call. Design your own starting with the items below. We will continue to add to this page, so be sure to check back!