Tag Archives: Carmina Gadelica

Uillend (Elbow or Honeysuckle)

(photograph by Sannse) “Turn hither, O Fergus my master!” he cried. Fergus did not answer, for he heard not. He spoke again, “Turn hither, Fergus my master!” he cried; “and if thou turn not, I will grind thee as a … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Forfeda (Extra Letters)

Read this post first: Ogham: the Forfeda, Diphthongs, or Extra Letters “Some students find that using the forfeda enriches their experience with the ogam. Many of them would never dream of doing an ogam reading without them. Others find them … Continue reading

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Eadha (Aspen)

“The following curious story reminds one a little of Slavic tales of dead men who dwell in their tombs as in houses. Some of the Slav tomb-dwellers are harmless, others malignant. The malignant ones are dead persons who rise up … Continue reading

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Straif (Blackthorn)

“Better the bramble than the black-thorn, better the black-thorn than the devil. He who would go in the bramble for me, I would go in the thorn for him” – Proverb (Alexander Carmichael: Carmina Gadelica Vol. II. 1900) The Roots: … Continue reading

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