In will not be posting as much on runes as I planned to this week because of the upcoming Sabbats. I will do only 1 or 2 rune posts until after Friday. I deeply thank Lady Abyss for posting all of this wonderful information! As I said before my knowledge is very limited working with them. So I am learning along with you.
The Runes & The Ogham Script Connection
Several of the runestones still remaining have running around their edge a different alphabet from the
runic, but one which still uses short, straight lines. This is the Ogham script (also seen as Ogam, but
Ogham is connected to the Celtic god Ogma, Ogmios or Ogmiua, who had connections with the sun.
Whilst Odin seems to relate to Mercury, Ogma is linked with Hercules as champion of the gods.
Just as Odin is said to be the father of the runes, so Ogma is credited with having invented the Ogham
script. This method of writing seems to have begun in Ireland, spreading to Wales, Scotland and parts
of southern England.
Like Odin, Ogma was a poet and considered wise and powerful. Ogham was a secret method of
communication, again only known by the learned. The connection with poetry has led Ogham…
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