3x11.5 relief carved ceramic Celtic Eagle border tile.
Available from http://earthsongtiles.com
In the middle of the summer, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the mid-northern sky the summer triangle lies across the milky way. In the South seas it's known as the navigators triangle. It's points are the brightest stars of three constellations. At the shortest points of the triangle are Deneb of the constellation Cygnus (Swan) and Vega of Lyra (lyre). At the long point is Attiar, the brightest star of Aquila (Eagle). In Greek mythology Aquila was the eagle who retrieved the thunderbolts thrown by Zeus. On the eagles neck rest the three bright stars known as Shahin-i-Tarazu, the balance. To the ancients this constellation represented strength, courage, continuity, wisdom and love. Like the Majestic Eagle from which it was named, Aquila became connected to natural justice or Karma and was not only a source of guidance as a compass across land and sea, but also as a symbol through life. It serves to reaffirm our connectedness to the universe, a reminder of the wisdom that may be received by looking with courage, a loving heart and the intent to see.