Today’s Triskelions

triscele

This is a pretty Celtic Triscele ocarina by Songstone Studios. It has four holes and is therefore easy to play, but it is high-pitched and a bit shrill (hear it here). I would probably not recommend this brand of ocarinas, unless you’re going strictly for appearance. It is certainly very attractive, even wearable.

BTW, a triscele (a.k.a. triskelion) is a symbol with three bent or curved projections radiating from a central point. I did not know that until I looked it up, so I guess I learned something new from this ocarina. And I learned it just in time to have the word handy when I discovered a triskelion in the woods today.

triskelion

Some kind of animal made this mark. I could see tiny prints leading up to one arm of the design and away from another. Following the tracks, I discovered several other strange patterns it had made in the snow. Weird, huh? Like crop circles, except in the woods.

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One Response to Today’s Triskelions

  1. Faithful Reader says:

    That is freaking cool! It does make you wonder which came first. I like the idea that the decoration on the ocarina is not just an attractive design but actually inspired by something and you discovered it. Like Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I guess that makes you Willow and me, uh, I guess Buffy? Because I’m definitely not Zander. I know that because he doesn’t have a job or superpowers so I have to be, uh, I guess Buffy. Either way, interesting ocarina and I’m afraid to go walking in the woods now. Thanks. I have to go take more cold medicine now. By…e zzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzz zzzzzz

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