Ancient Ogham Alphabet
Ogham, pronounced "ohm" was used by the Ancient Irish Celts. This form of writing was used from about 600 BC to about 700 AD. The Ogham alphabet contains 20 letters made up of a vertical line with dots and dashes and is read starting from the bottom to the top.
While all surviving traces of Ogham are inscriptions on stone, it was probably inscribed on sticks, stakes and trees. Inscriptions generally take the form of somebody's name and the name of a place and were likely used to mark boundaries.
The existing examples of Ogham are on large standing stones. There are almost 400 known Ogham inscriptions in Ireland.
Want to know what your Personal Ogham may look like? Check out the Ogham Translator. (interpretations may vary)
More Information on Ogham: Omniglot the online encyclopedia of writing Systems and Languages.
Related: Sterling Silver My Soul Mate Ogham Pendant
Ogham writing dates back to the 5th Century AD and is the ancient form of Irish writing.
This stunning Sterling Silver Ogham Pendant is inscribed with Mo Anam Cara, means My Soul Mate.
Textured pendant measure 1 1/2" long x 1/4" wide on an 18" Sterling Silver Bell Chain.
Made in Ireland by Martina Hamilton
Updated January 2019