The Tree of Life
The Celtic regard for trees is legendary. The Celts viewed the tree as the center of the universe and the source of all life. The tree represented the marriage of the three domains, with its branches in the sky, its roots in the earth, and the sacred spring erupting from its base.
Religious worship took place in sacred groves. Each Celtic tribe had its own sacred tree, which represented the life of the community. To the Celts, the tree was a source of sustenance, providing food, shelter, and fuel.
Wood from the sacred trees had various magical properties, and trees make many appearances in mythological stories connected to a variety of gods. Some trees were providers of food, some were the proper wood for making spears or house poles, and some were sacred to the gods, useful for divination and prophecy. Find more on the tree of life.
A representation of the tree of life.