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The Ogham

B:(Beithe)The Birch
L:(Luis): The Rowan
F:(Fearn): The Alder
S:(Sail): The Willow
N:(Nion): The Ash
H:(Huath): The Hawthorn
D:(Duir): The Oak
T:(Tinne): The Holly
C:(Coll): The Hazel
Q:(Queirt): The Apple
M:(Muin): The Vine
G:(Gort): The Ivy
nG:(nGetal): Broom
St:(Straiph): The Blackthorn
R:(Ruis): The Elder
A:(Ailm): The Fir
O:(Onn): The Furze
U:(Ur): The Heather
E:(Eadhadh): The Aspen
I:(Idhadh): The Yew

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The Ogham Alphabet and Corresponding Tree Pages

Luis:(The Rowan)

The Rowan is closely connected

with the lord of the wild Hunt,

the spirit of the animals and.

Green World,who appears in many

world mythologies under various

disguises and names. The most common

names are Cernunnos,Herne the Hunter,

and under the Irish system,"The Daghda".

Mountain Ash (The), or “Rowantree,” botanically called Pyrus aucuparia, which does not belong to the same family of plants as the fraxinus, or Common Ash. The Mountain Ash is icosandria, but the Common Ash is diandria. The Mountain Ash is pentagunia, but the Common Ash is monogynia. The Mountain Ash is of the Natural Order rosaceæ, but the common Ash is of the Natural Order sepiariae; yet the two trees resemble each other in many respects. The Rowan or Rown-tree is called in Westmoreland the “Wiggentree.” It was greatly venerated by the Druids, and was called the “Witchen” by the early Britons, because it was supposed to ward off witches.
“Their spells were vain. The hags returned
To their queen in sorrowful mood,
Crying that witches have no power
Where thrives the Rowan-tree wood.”
Laidley Worm of Spindleston Heughs (a ballad)

Here are some links to pages about or featuring the Rowan Tree

Mystical World Wide Web:Trees-B:
Nova Scotia Garden Guide:Birch Trees:
Birch Trees:Potential Troubles:
Cast Aside Misfortune And Gather Unto Yourself Good Luck
Mystical World Wide Web TREE MYTHOLOGY ROWAN
Rowan Tree Lady Carolina Nairn, 1766-1845
Rowan




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