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Thread #21131   Message #226682
Posted By: Penny S.
11-May-00 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: Help: Pendragon/Druidic Snake patterns
Subject: RE: Help: Pendragon/Druidic Snake patterns
I have just remembered reading, or seeing somewhere, that the knotwork patterns derive from coptic designs, and reached Ireland through some early missionary activities.Unfortunately I cannot remember the source. There was, apparently an Egyptian link elsewhere, in the calendar followed by Celtic Christians, and in the solitary monasticism practised by its saints. I'm sorry to be so unscholarly about the reference - it wasn't something I expected to need in that detail.