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Also known as OGMIOUS

A picture showing the legend of OGMA taken from our Celtic mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Celtic Gods, Celtic Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

God of Eloquence and Runes.

His name seems to be short for Ogmious, who invented a sort of Celtic shorthand called the Ogham Runes. These are mostly symbols for various trees, and apart from engravings on funeral stones and the like, remain somewhat mysterious.

It seems the Ogham Runes were used by druidic types for divination and possibly solving early cross-word puzzles. So no-one in this day-and-age knows quite what he was trying to say. Probably blarney.

His ears are chained to his tongue, which seems rather masochistic, but we are told it is to signify in some bizarre way that he is the God of Eloquence. Or maybe he is just tongue-tied. Or likes talking to himself.

We consider that nowadays he must also be the God of Cell Phones and Blogging. He ought to be the mascot of all self-respecting Tweeters and Facebookers. Especially the Celtic ones.

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Article last updated on 12 March 2010
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : OGMA
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OGMIOUS
Popularity index : 618

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