While the celtic cross shares in the symbolism of the Christian religion, its origins are older and its meanings transcend these borders. Originally a symbol of the crossroads, it was associated with the Greek gods Hermes the traveler and Hecate the wisewoman. It then represented meetings, chance, change, and divine intervention. It also symbolized the world axis, the link between heaven and earth, with human activity radiating outward from this vertical axis along the horizontal arms. This cross is a copy of one carved in stone at Clonmacnois.