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Straif ~ Blackthorn  Negativity, Pain, Conflicts     File:Ogham vertical letter straif.svg    Said to be the sister tree of the Hawthorn or Whitethorn – Straif rules the dark half of the year, Huathe the light half -similar to the Holly and Oak Kings.    Straif literally translates as ‘strife’ and so is associated with misfortune and negative forces.  The thorns of this shrub were once used as weapons known as ‘pins of sleep’ having been tipped with poison before piercing the victim.    The…

Straif ~ Blackthorn Negativity, Pain, Conflicts File:Ogham vertical letter straif.svg Said to be the sister tree of the Hawthorn or Whitethorn – Straif rules the dark half of the year, Huathe the light half -similar to the Holly and Oak Kings. Straif literally translates as ‘strife’ and so is associated with misfortune and negative forces. The thorns of this shrub were once used as weapons known as ‘pins of sleep’ having been tipped with poison before piercing the victim. The…

Gort ~ Ivy  Restriction, Binding, Tenacity     File:Ogham vertical letter gort.svg    Associated with the Goddess as well as the planets and stars, Gort represents the knowledge of the Universe.    Evergreen Ivy is an incredibly powerful plant, ruthless in its tenacity, using other plants and trees to support its growth until it constricts them to death - it can even kill the mighty Oak.    The Welsh Celtic Goddess Arianrhod is the deity for Gort, her heavenly abode said to be the…

Gort ~ Ivy Restriction, Binding, Tenacity File:Ogham vertical letter gort.svg Associated with the Goddess as well as the planets and stars, Gort represents the knowledge of the Universe. Evergreen Ivy is an incredibly powerful plant, ruthless in its tenacity, using other plants and trees to support its growth until it constricts them to death - it can even kill the mighty Oak. The Welsh Celtic Goddess Arianrhod is the deity for Gort, her heavenly abode said to be the…

Ngetal ~ Broom  Healing, Cleansing,Strength  File:Ogham vertical letter ngeadal.svg As the name of this tree tells us, it’s long flexible branches have long been used in the making of besoms and brooms.The association with Witches or Wise Women links with the clearing, cleansing and healing and protective properties of  Ngetal. Broom represents the clearing out of inner negative energies and is known as ‘The Physician’s Strength’ –

Ngetal ~ Broom Healing, Cleansing,Strength File:Ogham vertical letter ngeadal.svg As the name of this tree tells us, it’s long flexible branches have long been used in the making of besoms and brooms.The association with Witches or Wise Women links with the clearing, cleansing and healing and protective properties of Ngetal. Broom represents the clearing out of inner negative energies and is known as ‘The Physician’s Strength’ –

Huathe ~ Hawthorn  Obstructions, Obstacles, being held back..    File:Ogham vertical letter uath.svg    Huathe is a tree of enchantment, a fairy tree associated with the virgin Goddess Olwen.     Solitary Hawthorn trees or bushes are often to be found near wells and springs and the Celts saw them as entrances or portals to the magical Otherworld.     The famous Glastonbury Thorn is a Hawthorn.

Huathe ~ Hawthorn Obstructions, Obstacles, being held back.. File:Ogham vertical letter uath.svg Huathe is a tree of enchantment, a fairy tree associated with the virgin Goddess Olwen. Solitary Hawthorn trees or bushes are often to be found near wells and springs and the Celts saw them as entrances or portals to the magical Otherworld. The famous Glastonbury Thorn is a Hawthorn.

Onn ~ Gorse Vitality and Optimism. Gorse with its vibrant yellow flowers links to the Sun and the ancient Celtic solar deity Lugh, a God of light, knowledge, inspiration and ‘many arts’. This evergreen shrub can be found in flower all year round so was also a symbol of continuous fertility to the Celts. Onn also provided them with a very useful fuel and helped make up the Beltane fires through which their cattle were driven every year in order to purify and protect them.

Onn ~ Gorse Vitality and Optimism. Gorse with its vibrant yellow flowers links to the Sun and the ancient Celtic solar deity Lugh, a God of light, knowledge, inspiration and ‘many arts’. This evergreen shrub can be found in flower all year round so was also a symbol of continuous fertility to the Celts. Onn also provided them with a very useful fuel and helped make up the Beltane fires through which their cattle were driven every year in order to purify and protect them.

Luis ~ Rowan  Protection, Inspiration, Magic    File:Ogham vertical letter luis.svg    Also known as Mountain Ash, this beautiful tree can thrive at much higher altitudes than many others so was seen to be ‘closer to the Divine’ by the Ancient Celts.   A member of the Rosaceae family with tiny pentagrams on its berries, it has long been associated with magical protection.     Associated deities are Rhiannon and Brighid - Goddess as Protector, ‘The Lady of the Mountains’

Luis ~ Rowan Protection, Inspiration, Magic File:Ogham vertical letter luis.svg Also known as Mountain Ash, this beautiful tree can thrive at much higher altitudes than many others so was seen to be ‘closer to the Divine’ by the Ancient Celts. A member of the Rosaceae family with tiny pentagrams on its berries, it has long been associated with magical protection. Associated deities are Rhiannon and Brighid - Goddess as Protector, ‘The Lady of the Mountains’

Ura ~ Heather  Love, Passion, Partnership    File:Ogham vertical letter ur.svg    The glorious sight of Heather in bloom raises the spirits and to the ancient Celts this flowering season was a time of rejoicing and indulgence - both beer and honey were made from Heather flowers.    Ura is associated with the the Irish Goddess Aine who is representative of love, summer, wealth, fertility and sovereignty.

Ura ~ Heather Love, Passion, Partnership File:Ogham vertical letter ur.svg The glorious sight of Heather in bloom raises the spirits and to the ancient Celts this flowering season was a time of rejoicing and indulgence - both beer and honey were made from Heather flowers. Ura is associated with the the Irish Goddess Aine who is representative of love, summer, wealth, fertility and sovereignty.

Beith ~ Birch  Beginnings, Purity, Renewal, Birth, Changes    File:Ogham vertical letter beith.svg    One of the first trees to colonise the land after the last ice age, the Birch tree embodies the the life giving spirit of the Earth Goddess – She is also known as the ‘Lady of the Woods’.    The Silver Birch was believed to have been a portal to the Otherworld and is associated with the Welsh Celtic Goddess Arianrhod.

Beith ~ Birch Beginnings, Purity, Renewal, Birth, Changes File:Ogham vertical letter beith.svg One of the first trees to colonise the land after the last ice age, the Birch tree embodies the the life giving spirit of the Earth Goddess – She is also known as the ‘Lady of the Woods’. The Silver Birch was believed to have been a portal to the Otherworld and is associated with the Welsh Celtic Goddess Arianrhod.

Nuinn ~ Ash  Change, Order, Harmony, Balance.     File:Ogham vertical letter nion.svg  Known as a ‘World Tree’ due to it’s great height – ‘Yggdrasil’ in Norse mythology.     Nuinn is also associated with the magician and shapeshifter Gwyddion and the Celtic sea God Manannan.     Druids’ wands were often made of Ash and it is said that St Patrick used a stick of Ash to drive the snakes out of Eire.

Nuinn ~ Ash Change, Order, Harmony, Balance. File:Ogham vertical letter nion.svg Known as a ‘World Tree’ due to it’s great height – ‘Yggdrasil’ in Norse mythology. Nuinn is also associated with the magician and shapeshifter Gwyddion and the Celtic sea God Manannan. Druids’ wands were often made of Ash and it is said that St Patrick used a stick of Ash to drive the snakes out of Eire.

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