When Scotland was ravaged by Viking invaders, a raiding party was preparing to attack a group of Scots, under cover of darkness. However, they crossed a patch of Thistles with their bare feet, letting out cries of pain and alerting the Scots, who were able to fight them off.
Available in Medium or Light Braid, bronze or silver.
- Handcrafted in the USA
- Medium or Light Braid
- Available in Bronze or Silver
- Strong and Flexible
- Ancient Celtic Necklace
- Thistle Shaped Terminals
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
Most people know and easily recognize the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. Researchers believe that Scots chose the thistle as their first national flower.
Legend has it that a field of thistles saved a party of sleeping Scots warriors from an ambush by Norse invaders. When one of the Norse attackers trod on a thistle field with his bare feet, his cries and screams roused the Scots. The ambush became ineffective, and the Scots defeated the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! They then adopted the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.
Don’t know what size you need? Measure around the bottom of your neck, the torc should be tight enough not to move around much but not so much that you’ll choke yourself out.
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We carry a variety of necklaces, especially Celtic themed ones. In our Sterling Silver category, we have our Scottish Thistle Necklace, Trinity Knot Necklace, Claddagh Necklace, Celtic Triquetra Necklace, Celtic Roots Necklace, Celtic Harp Necklace, Chalice Well Pendant, Triquetra Trinity Necklace, and Sterling Silver Dragonfly Necklace.
From St. Justin, we have Cornish Pewter Necklace with Real Amber, Bronze Celtic Cross Pendant, Triple Moon Necklace, Peace and Happiness Bind Rune Pendant, Peace and Happiness Bind Rune Pendant, Safe Travel Bind Rune Pewter Pendant, Thor Amulet, and Tree of Life Pendant (also in bronze).
Our selection of stainless steel necklaces include the following. Our Military Issue Celtic Cross Pendant, Stainless Steel Dragonfly Necklace, Dragon Necklace, Stainless Steel Celtic Cross Necklace, and Triquetra Necklace. We have two pewter necklaces. They are our Rosycroix Rose Cross Necklace and our bestseller Triple Moon Necklace.
Other miscellaneous necklaces include the following. Nature’s Spiral Necklace, Pretty Purple Triquetra Necklace, Copper Triquetra Necklace, Mystic Celtic Cross Necklace, and Mystic Crystal Spiral Necklace.
Lastly, don’t forget our very popular bronze and silver zoomorphic pendants made right here in the USA by expert crafters. Choose from the following: Wolf Pendant, Celtic Cat Pendant, Perched Wyvern, Celtic Horse, Celtic Unicorn, Celtic Griffon, Dragon’s Head, Celtic Bear, Celtic Stag, and Celtic Boar. Hands down, our most popular pendant is our Perched Wyvern.