Celtic and Pictish - early Celts and their priests, the Druids, had their own form of alphabet known as “Ogam Bethluisnion”, which was an extremely simple alphabet used more for carving into wood and stone, than for general writing, while Pictish artwork was later adopted by the Celts, especially throughout Ireland

Celtic and Pictish - early Celts and their priests, the Druids, had their own form of alphabet known as “Ogam Bethluisnion”, which was an extremely simple alphabet used more for carving into wood and stone, than for general writing, while Pictish artwork was later adopted by the Celts, especially throughout Ireland

chronarchy:  May we know the shape of all things, and through their shapes, know their secret names.

chronarchy: May we know the shape of all things, and through their shapes, know their secret names.

Iron Druid Tattoo Designs (Atticus' kind only) from Kevin Hearne's (very awesome) series!

Iron Druid Tattoo Designs (Atticus' kind only) from Kevin Hearne's (very awesome) series!

Trees in Celtic Mythology: Trees were hugely significant to the ancient Celts. They believed different kinds of trees served different mystical purposes that helped them through their lives.

Trees in Celtic Mythology: Trees were hugely significant to the ancient Celts. They believed different kinds of trees served different mystical purposes that helped them through their lives.

The Ogham. ( pronounced OH-am or OH-yam ) ,  is also know as the Druid's Alphabet. The letters correspond to their 20 sacred trees. The 25-letter alphabet was supposedly inspired by Ogma, god of eloquence.  The letters are strung together along a central line, either vertically or horizontally, in which case the letters are rotated.

The Ogham. ( pronounced OH-am or OH-yam ) , is also know as the Druid's Alphabet. The letters correspond to their 20 sacred trees. The 25-letter alphabet was supposedly inspired by Ogma, god of eloquence. The letters are strung together along a central line, either vertically or horizontally, in which case the letters are rotated.

'The Awen' - Celtic/Druidic symbol in the center of the triple moon and sun. Awen is a Welsh word for "(poetic) inspiration". In the Welsh tradition, Awen is the inspiration of the poet bards; or, in its personification, Awen is the inspirational muse of creative artists in general: the inspired individual (often, but not limited to being, a a poet or a soothsayer) is described as an awenydd.

'The Awen' - Celtic/Druidic symbol in the center of the triple moon and sun. Awen is a Welsh word for "(poetic) inspiration". In the Welsh tradition, Awen is the inspiration of the poet bards; or, in its personification, Awen is the inspirational muse of creative artists in general: the inspired individual (often, but not limited to being, a a poet or a soothsayer) is described as an awenydd.

Love this. Ok so I want a Viking tat. My ancestors were Vikings and since they just discovered that the women were the fighters too a tat like this would be pretty tight. Maybe back of calves.

Love this. Ok so I want a Viking tat. My ancestors were Vikings and since they just discovered that the women were the fighters too a tat like this would be pretty tight. Maybe back of calves.

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