True Meaning of the Shamrock Updated March 16, 2021 by Shannon Dorey

Typical Irish Clover #/media/File:Irish_clover.jpg George McFinnigan CC BY-SA 3.0

Although legends credit St. Patrick with using the shamrock to teach the Catholic trinity, the sharmrock was already sacred in pre-Christian Celtic Ireland. "Due to its green color and overall shape, many viewed it as representing rebirth and eternal life."

The three leafs would have been symbols of suns in the Dogon religion and associated with the three red giant stars that the Dogon identified with the creation and regeneration of all life in the universe.Dorey, The Rose p. 416

Each creation had its own DNA and I believe the shamrock would have represented the "Three Words" or three creations as they were described by the Dogon people. These creations were identified with the green Nummo, the Mistress of Speech and Lébé, who were all hermaphrodites but primarily female.

"Three was a sacred number in the pagan religion and there were a number of "Triple Goddesses" in ancient Ireland, including Brigid, Ériu, and the Morrigan."

Rose and Shamrock Mozac AbbeyBy Jochen Jahnke - photo by Jochen Jahnke, CC BY-SA 3.0, php?curid=6072654

My research reveals that ancient people knew about red giant stars and knew that they created life in the Universe. The Dogon used red calabashes to depict the three red giant stars but in parts of Europe my research indicates that they used red roses.Dorey, The Rose pp. 72-73 In Ireland they used shamrocks as is depicted on this carving from Mozac Abbey in in Auvergne, France.

This carving reveals how the rose and shamrock represented similar symbols by those who created these emblems. The original monastery at Mozac was founded in either 533 or 680 by Saint Calminius (Saint Calmin) and his wife, Saint Namadia. It was rebuilt in the early 12th century. The capitals in the church also display centaurs and other images associated with the Dogon religion.

St. Patrick Day BadgesBy Rannpháirtí anaithnid at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, cropped and reconfigured. St. Patrick Day Badges, Museum of Country Life

These eight home-made Saint Patrick's Day badges dated to the early twentieth century from the Museum of Country Life, Castlebar, resemble green roses, further suggesting that the shamrock replaced the rose in Ireland.Dorey, The Rose pp. 72-73

The Irish badges resemble the Dogon Sign of Fermentation which was associated with the creation of the world.Dorey, The Rose pp. 72-73 This is the same symbol that appears on the top of Celtic crosses.Dorey, The Nummo pp. 88-89

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