Related strongly to the Star of Eire, the bealin knot is split into two bands the inner pattern intertwines through loops formed by the other forming a cross. It is seen many times in the Book of Kells, especially on some of the pages of the Eusebian Canons and in stone on the north cross at Clonmacnoise, Co. Offally & the Termonfechin Cross. As in the Rosaleen, the pattern ensures strong relationships while encouraging spiritual growth. The bealin can also be used as a directional symbol and for protection. The continuous band represents eternity, fidelity and unity to a thought, person or idea and can be seen as a cross in its center.