The Celtic symbol for mother and son is made up.
Neither is the Celtic Motherhood Knot. With that being said, there are several mother son Celtic knots that are steeped in meaning, as you’ll discover below.
Some quick need-to-knows about the Celtic symbol for mother and son
Before you scroll down to browse the various Celtic mother son symbols, take 10 seconds to read the points below, first:
1. Beware of what you see online
Many websites sell Celtic mother son tattoos and jewellery that that imply are ancient symbols. The Celts made a limited number of symbols (that we know) of, so beware of what you see online. The design above, for example, is not an ancient symbol.
2. It’s all about interpretation
Although there’s no ancient Celtic Symbol for mother and son, there are several Celtic Knots that can symbolise the bond between mother and son. We’ll take you through them below.
3. Love, strength and family symbols
There are countless Celtic symbols for strength, love, community and protection that can easily symbolise the bond between mother and son. The likes of the Trinity Knot, the Dara Knot and the Triskelion are all good options.
The different mother son Celtic knots
The Celtic symbol for mother and son tends to fall into one of two categories – the recent inventions and the original symbols.
You’ll find both below, including the Celtic Tree of Life and several designs that are also used as Celtic mother daughter symbols.
1. The recent invention
The Celtic symbol for mother and son that you tend to see most frequently online is a variation of one of the deigns above.
These are not original Celtic designs, but many people use them for their Celtic mother son tattoos as they look visually impressive.
If you’re bothered about the design being original, you could always use this one.
2. The various family symbols
There are several notable Celtic symbols for family that can make excellent mother son Celtic knots.
Both can symbolise the bond between a mother and son, as you’ll discover in this guide.
2. The strength symbols
Now, there’s a bit of repetition here as the Celtic Tree of Life is also one of the Celtic strength symbols.
These tend to be the more popular Celtic mother son tattoos as they’re aesthetically pleasing.
3. The Celtic love knot
This is not one of the ancient designs, but it’s a popular Celtic symbol for mother and son as the design contains a heart.
Again, if you’re not bothered if your mother son Celtic Knot is original, then this is a good option.
FAQs about mother and son symbols
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from the Glenveagh Castle Gardens to the tour.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What is the Celtic symbol for mother and son?
Celtic mother and son symbols fall into two categories; recent inventions (the design above) and the ancient symbols (like the Dara Knot).
What makes a good Celtic mother son tattoo?
So, this will be subjective. In our opinion, the Triskelion, the Trinity Knot and the Celtic Tree of Life are the best options tattoo wise.
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.