|Book of Ballymote - 1390AD - showing Ogham Language
As far as I have seen there is no real connection between Ogham and Atlantis but there are connections with the Druids.
Ogam has been described as the Tree Language of the Druids. Each of the twenty-five letters (as seen on the left) is associated with a specific tree. B with birch, L with rowan, F with alder, S with willow and so on.
The term Druid can be translated as 'forest sage' or 'magician' but the most likely meaning is 'wise person of the oak'. So a link there with Ogham.
What we can say for sure is that the alphabet was embraced in the Celtic culture of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England (Cornwall) and the Isle of Man dating from between the 4th and 7th centuries AD. There are said to be 300-500 Ogham inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain.
The Druids sometimes carve Ogham letters onto their wands.
The photo below shows an example of the alphabet used on a stone from Armagh, Ireland - known as the Drumconwell Ogham Stone, probably from about the year 400AD.
To encode a message or secret words in Ogham is quite easy. Simply draw a vertical line and transpose letters into Ogham strokes. There is one problem to this though as in the alphabet there are missing letters: J, K, P, W, X, Y and Z. So have to be careful as to what words are used.
Forgot to say that Ogham is believed to be named after the Gaulish god of Speech, Ogamus or Ogma.
|Ogham Book of Ballymote 1390
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