Definitions for triskelion
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a figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
Any figure or object composed of three interlocked spirals, limbs (especially bent human legs), or any similar symbol with three protrusions and a threefold rotational symmetry.
The symbol of Sicily, and of the Isle of Man.
Origin: From Greek τρισκέλιον (triskelion) or τρισκελής (triskeles), three-legged.
A triskelion or triskele is a motif consisting of three interlocked spirals, or three bent human legs. Both words are from Greek "τρισκέλιον" or "τρισκελής", "three-legged", from prefix "τρι-", "three times" + "σκέλος", "leg". Although it appears in many places and periods, it is especially characteristic of the Celtic art of the La Tène culture of the European Iron Age. A triskelion is the symbol of Sicily, where it is called trinacria, as well as of the Isle of Man, Brittany and the town of Füssen in Germany.
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