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  Ogham alphabet
The Ogham alphabet is thought to be named after the Irish god Ogma.
Ogham is also known as or ogham craobh, beth luis fearn or beth luis nion.
While all surviving traces of Ogham are inscriptions on stone, it was probably more commonly inscribed on sticks, stakes and trees.
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 Ancient Scripts: Ogham
The Ogham script recorded the earliest Old Irish texts dating between the 3rd and the 6th century CE.
Ogham inscriptions are found exclusively in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Some claim that it stemmed from a cryptic way of writing runes, some say that it was inspired from the Roman alphabet, and yet others hold that it was independently invented.
www.ancientscripts.com /ogham.html   (395 words)

Ogham is designed to be a wiki like cms for non technical users.
Ogham has currently been tested on linux and windows servers and with the firefox 1.0+, IE 6 and Konqueror 3.3.2 browsers.
Ogham makes use of a customized versions of Morten's JavaScript Tree Menu from http://www.treemenu.com/ and the htmlarea javascript WYSIWYG editor from http://www.htmlarea.com/.
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 The Ogham Stone - An Introduction to Ogham
Ogham served as an alphabet for one of the ancient Celtic languages.
Ogham ceased to be used after the first few centuries of the Christian era, as the use of inscription languages (like runes and ogham) was reviled as a pagan practice.
Much of the information available on ogham has come from this manuscript (currently housed in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin) and this information is thought to have been copied from a much earlier 9th century manuscript.
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  Sacred Space   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ogham 'alphabet' consists of twenty letters, to which a further five were later added to accommodate Latinate introductions to the language.
However, the link with trees is early and elemental as ogham were considered to be branches of the Tree of Wisdom, and were used as a means of teaching.
In myth, the invention of ogham is ascribed to Ogma, a Sun deity of eloquence and literature.
www.greyhouseinthewoods.org /ogam.htm   (1322 words)

Although the origins of the Ogham alphabet are disputed, it is clear that the graphically innovative system has its roots in already existing alphabets, probably the runes and/or the Etruscan and Latin alphabet.
Both systems are based on phonological and phonetic knowledge: in the case of Ogham, the vowels are in one row, dental /d[?], t/ and velar /k[?], k_w/ stops are all placed next to each other as well as fricatives /f[?], s/ and velar sounds /g[?], N/.
At the same time, the creativity of the creators of Ogham as well as other alphabets should not be underestimated: the vowel order is probably based on the distinction front/back: back vowels /a[?], o, u/ [A, o, u] are followed by front vowels /e[?], i/.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/og/Ogham.html   (432 words)

 Ogham Script
Ogham stones were thought to date from the late fourth century AD up to the eighth and ninth centuries and many are associated with early Christianity.
Another use of Ogham was the carving of aspen Ogham wands that were placed in the tombs of great warriors at burial.
Ogham is found in widespread use in Irish mythology as a tool for divination ands spell casting.
www.thecelticplanet.com /ogham.htm   (1596 words)

 oghamdesign.ie [online selling]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ogham, the ancient Irish alphabet, was used in pre-Christian and early-Christian Ireland.
Ogham is an ancient Irish alphabet dating to at least 500 AD if not much earlier.
Ogham is a twenty-character alphabet made up of line strokes of different quantities of lines and different lengths and angles.
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 The Traditional History of the Ogham
Ogham is thought by some scholars, particularly R A S Macalister, to have been derived from the Formello-Cervetri alphabet used in Greece in the middle of the sixth century BC.
I suspect that the potter was using the Ogham as 'the trite symbol of number', that is for accounting or reckoning purposes and that it was therefore already well established.
It is specifically stated that the Ogham came after the invention of the Latin alphabet although it is nowhere said that the Ogham were derived from the Latin alphabet.
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Ogham is also known as or ogham craobh, beth luis fearn or beth luis nion, the latter two using the first three letters of the respective alphabets, similar to FUTHARK for the runes.
The staves are made from Camillia Wood with the Ogham glyphs are burned on a flattened area of the stave.
The Ogham glyph is burned onto a flattened portion of the stave.
www.merlinscave.net /ogham.html   (399 words)

 Celtic Callings - Ogham
Ogham is also called 'Tree Alphabet' because each letter corresponds to a tree and an associated meaning.
Ogham was named after the Celtic god of literature, Ogma.
The wooden sticks with the Ogham marking were used for divination similar to the way Runes were used by Norse peoples.
www.celticcallings.com /resources/meanings/ogham.htm   (694 words)

 Ireland's OWN: Celtic Symbols   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, not all of the 20 plants of the Ogham were found in the post-Christian Celtic era.
Scholars now believe that the Ogham predates the first century AD and probably originated in the valley of the Rhine River, home of the Iron Age La Tené culture that is regarded to be ancestral to the Celts.
The trees of the Ogham alphabet were divided into three classifications representing their order of importance to the druids.
irelandsown.net /ogham.html   (479 words)

The Celtic alphabet known as Ogham (pronounced "Oh-m" or "Oh-wam") was invented, according to the medieval Irish Book of Ballymote, by Ogma Sun-Face, son of Elatha.
There are numerous accounts in the ancient literature which suggests that Ogham was a type of writing and signalling using signs that was used only by the bards, druids and warrior intelligentsia and was not understood by the common folk or uneducated people.
Ogham, and the mysteries associated with it, were kept a strict secret amongst the scholar/ druids or 'swineherds' as they are commonly referred to in myth, and much also in myth shows the secrecy.
www.shee-eire.com /Magic&Mythology/Ogham/Ogham.htm   (1060 words)

 [ Ant ] Ogham ◁ Lore ◁ Geek Stuff
Ogham is the earliest alphabetic system of the Irish Celts, and frequently mentioned in their myths and sagas.
Ogham is sometimes described as “crude” or “cumbrous”, but the simplicity of the letter-forms means they can easily be cut into wood or carved into stone.
Ogham is read from bottom to top on standing stones, but left to right on surviving manuscript pages.
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 Celtic Ogham   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ogham was a system of writing which used horizontal or slanting notches cut on stone or wood to indicate letters.
Existing examples suggest that Ogham was used primarily on grave and boundary markers.
There is no direct evidence that the Ogham alphabet was used [in antiquity] for divination or any other magical purposes.
www.lyon.edu /webdata/users/jchiaromonte/celtic_ogham.htm   (165 words)

 Walking On Fire
The first letter of the ogham is beith, represented by the lady of the woods (עצם), the birch tree (the tree corresponding to my personality type).
Hebrew beit, like beith of the Ogham in which all was first written, is the first letter in the first word (Bereshit בראשית) of Torah and that with which all was created.
It is found on the right side of the tefillin worn on the head and refers to the human mind [2] and to its ability to receive intangible insight through the connecting dalet of darga (the ta'am elyon) and to perceive reality.
liorah-chanah.livejournal.com /tag/ogham   (2382 words)

 The Sacred Fire - The Ogham
Ogham, and the mysteries associated with it, were kept a strict secret among the scholar/priest druids.
Finger ogham equates the five letters of each pillar with the thumb and four fingers, such that the first letter of each pillar (B, H, M, A) are found from the tip to the base joint of the thumb, and so on.
It was not until the druidical colleges and their mysteries began to decline that public displays of Ogham began to appear, most of which appear on monuments together with the corresponding Latin.
www.sacredfire.net /ogham.html   (677 words)

 Ogham Introduction
Seldom written of and less often understood, The Ogham - sacred Tree alphabet of the ancient Celts, is a journey into the forest.
Decipher the physical, mental, and spiritual lessons of the twenty trees of the Ogham, and how to incorporate their wisdom into your life.
Hand-polished and lacquered to preserve the fiery tones of the metal.
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 Translating Ancient Ogham Script   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Ogham texts in books such as the Auraicept and on the petroglyphs in West Virginia are written in the horizontal literary tradition.
The monks obviously were not very happy to be forced to use the "heathen" Ogham script, but had nothing quite as ingenious, concise and useful to replace it with, until they had invented their new Celtic language.
In analyzing Ogham inscriptions and names or words, especially those from which too many vowels have been removed, it may be helpful to know which consonants are easier to decode than others.
www.celticgrounds.com /chapters/ogham_translat.htm   (2663 words)

Ogham were used in inscriptions, property marker stones, funerary inscriptions, known only to learned ones:Draoithe and Royalty in most cases.
There are many ways to use the Ogham, most common is similar to use of Tarot: divination.
Other main use of Ogham is the organization of all knowledges: the categorization of info under one of the trees.
draoiallta.batcave.net /ogham.html   (96 words)

 Ogham Divination in The Summerlands
The knowledge of the Ogham is tree knowledge applied as symbols in the use of Magick and Divination.
The first use of Oghams was on Birch for instance and it was interpreted by the Irish God Lugh to mean that a Magical attack was going to be made upon his wife.
The actual meanings for the Oghams are from the Bardic/Druidic traditions as passed dowm by the Clan Bards of the O'Flahertys).
www.summerlands.com /crossroads/library/oghamdiv.htm   (3006 words)

 The Voice of the Woods (tm)
The Ogham (or Ogam) form an ancient Celtic alphabet, based on species of trees and used both for inscriptions on monuments and for the organization of knowledge.
The Ogham are in some ways similar to the Norse runes or Futhark, both as an alphabet for inscriptions and as a system for divination; however, the Ogham's use as an index to a comprehensive system of knowledge is distinctive.
Ogham inscriptions are normally read from the bottom to the top, or from right to left; in this version I have adapted them to read for left to right, which is easier for readers of English.
www.pixelations.com /ogham/index2.html   (357 words)

 Ogham - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
Ogham is an ancient Irish writing system in which the characters were arranged along or across a continuous line or the edge of a stone.
An Ogham keyboard layout for Mac OS X 10 is available from Everson Typography: Ogham Keyboard for Mac OS X.
The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.
www.alanwood.net /unicode/ogham.html   (0 words)

 AllRefer.com - ogham (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
The ogham runes remain only in gravestone inscriptions found mostly in W Ireland and also in England, Scotland, and the Shetland Islands.
The origin of ogham is uncertain; it contained 25 letters formed of straight lines and may have been adapted from a sign language.
A treatise on ogham, The Book of Ballymote (15 cent.), confirms that it was a secret, ritualistic language.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/O/ogham-og.html   (219 words)

 Spirit of Old wands & staffs :: Ogham sets
The Ogham alphabet consists of twenty letters to which a further five were added at a late stage in its development, probably later than the 8th century.
Historically the symbols were used for divination by the use of four Yew wands, although more recently, the ogham alphabet has been used for divination by inscribing it onto small wooden staves or onto discs of wood.
Ogham symbols can also be used to magickally empower an object or spell, for example they can be added to talismans to draw particular energies to the carrier or engraved onto candles prior to spellworking.
www.spiritofold.co.uk /divination/ogham.htm   (706 words)

 Mid-Argyll Theme 3of Travels in Time
The writing system was invented in Ireland, and the vast majority of surviving examples of ogham stones are in the south and south-east of the country, and this is probably the area in which it was developed - Munster and Leinster.
This distribution may be significant from the point of view of the influence of Latin grammar on Ogham, since it represents the parts of Ireland most closely connected to the Roman influences of the Continent and of western Britain.
The vast majority of ogham stones in Ireland are clustered around the south and south-east of the country, while in the north and north-east of Ireland they are extremely scarce.
www.travels-in-time.net /e/scotland03arteng.htm   (667 words)

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