Throughout Ireland and Scotland, the Celts crafted these magnificent symbols in stone. Celtic Crosses pre-date Christianity and
were first used by pagans to workship the sun. In pagan times the circle of the Celtic Cross represented the sun, being the centre
of their lives. It was not until 4th Century A.D. when it was introduced by the first Christian Roman Emperor Constantine, that the
Celtic Cross was used to represent Christ's victory. During the great conversion of many pagans to Christianity, Christian
philosophers adapted the Celtic Cross, and taught the meaning of the circle to represent Christ, the centre of Christianity.
The Celtic Warrior design originated from the Ardagh Chalice, Ireland's foremost treasure, which was discovered in 1868 by two
men digging in a ring fort in Ardagh, Co. Limerick, Ireland. The chalice is the finest example of eighth century metalwork ever to
be discovered and is now housed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.