The Irish Claddagh (pronounced 'clah-dah') is the symbol of loyalty, love, and friendship. The name comes from the Irish costal village of Claddagh, where a local legend has become one of the most popular romantic tales of Ireland. The famous story tells the tale of a townsman kidnapped and sold into slavery to a goldsmith. When the townsman was later released by demand of King William III in 1689, he was given a choice. The goldsmith offered him half his wealth and the marriage of his only daughter if he would stay. The townsman declined and returned home to his true love. He created a ring for her bearing this design. The crown represents loyalty, the heart - love, and the hands - friendship. This symbol is given as a traditional Irish gift of loyalty and friendship as well as romantic love.
And who gives you unconditional love, loyalty, and friendship?Of course: your beloved pets! They will stand by you and love you forever!
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