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Ladies, silver-plated, dustproof construction, diam. 1 inch (25mm), Japanese quartz movement, 3 year battery, stainless steel back. Triskel symbol etched on white enamel dial, leather band. Triskel: From earliest times in Celtic tradition, great significance was attached to the number three. Pythagoras called three the perfect number; a tripod will not rock. Three can represent life: male, female and progeny; time: past, present and future; the world: sky, earth and underground. Mythic literature is full of triads. The Morrigna - Badb, Macha and Morrigan; Gaulish gods - Esus, Taranis and Teutates; Female personifications of Ireland - Eriu, Banba and Fodla: Gods of craft - Credne, Goibniu and Luchta. Blodeuedd: When Arianrhood had cursed Lleu by saying he should not have a wife of any race on earth, the great magicians Gwydion and Math fashioned Blodewedd from the flowers of the oak, broom and meadowsweet. Her name 'flower face' speaks for her beauty. However, she brought no joy to Lleu. She fell in love with a hunter and plotted to kill her husband, which was not an easy task as he was invulnerable. Eventually, she tricked Lleu into a position that exposed him to the hunter and he was killed. Gwydion punished Blodewedd for her betrayal by changing her into an owl.