When I started my book series, I needed something that tied the main character to her past. As a (minor) spoiler, the triquetra necklace Romarin dons in London in the book A Mirror Among Shattered Glass is a symbol her birth parents left her with, but no one knows why. Could one of the characters in book two be onto something?
I like The Frost Bloom Garden because it explores the different meanings of the Triquetra according to the characters Row comes across. I like to think good things come in threes, but I can’t convince everyone!
Also notice the single circle the almond or eyes-shaped loops are set into. A circle is a symbol of continuity, a cycle, and is known as being unbreakable. the circle adds extra meaning to the triquetra symbol as a whole.
The Triquetra in the Supernatural London Underground:
Rodger from the bar, who is a Libertine (a new age vampire), likes to think that the triquetra’s past present and future mean nothing to him because his is immortal. He also reflects that his friends for the next hundred years will be the same people, immortals, so he laments that he needs to have good communication with them, lest he live a loney life. Past, present, and future is only one of the threes we see in the triquetra’s meaning.
In Celtic cultures, The symbol means to love, honor, and protect. The triquetra is often seen as a celtic knot. Coreo from the alternate Changeling dimension points this out in The Frost Bloom Garden. The Celtic meaning is one of my favorites.
Having first seen the triquetra on Charmed, I am familiar with its meaning of the maiden, mother, and crone, its role in wicca. The symbol in this case corresponds to the stages of life and nature.
And of course, the triquetra can also be linked to the holy trinity, father, spirit, and ghost, as well as the inverse. Having been familiar with the three crosses seen in the hills of West Virginia, things in threes often have Christian connotations.
To one character, Audin, his symbolism of the triquetra extends to John Paul Jones’s use of it on the Led Zeppelin album cover, Led Zeppelin IV (in book 1).
We will know for sure what the triquetra means for Romarin in Book 3, as the trilogy comes to a close. This symbol is a timeless one, that lends itself to many great things that come in threes.
Book two is available for pre-order here: