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Picture of the Celtic Communication God OGMA from our Celtic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Celtic Communication God

Also known as OGHMA

God of Eloquence and Runes

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.

The Gaulish version seems to be OGMIOS.


Name : OGMA
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OGHMA
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Communication
God of : Communication

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Popularity index : 23850

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Article last updated on 08 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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