Sources & References
[under construction; not a complete list]
The Book of
Ballymote: The Ogam Scales
by Dr. Barry Fell
na N-Éces -- (The Scholar's Primer)
ed. and translated by George Calder, Edinburgh, John Grant
- What Life Was Like Among Druids and
High Kings; Celtic Ireland AD 400-1200
- by the Editors of Time-Life Books; 1998
- Not much on ogham, but a very attractive and well-rounded book. A great
place to start.
- Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
- by James MacKillop
- For my money, THE best book on the subject. If you only get one reference
book on Celtic Myth., this is the one to get.
- Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race
- by T.W. Rolleston
- pulished by : Farrar & Renehart; New York
- (hard to find/out of print)
- If you find the hardcover of this book in a used book-store, with the
color plates still in it, NAB IT! (heck, I might even buy it from you...)
This reprint, entitled "Celtic Mythology", may be the exact same
book, but I have not been able to confirm for sure.
- A Guide to Irish Mythology
- by Daragh Smyth
- pulished by : Irish Academic Press; Dublin
- 1st ed.: 1988, 2nd ed.: 1996
- This guide, structured alphabetically with a helpful cross-reference
system, allows the reader to delve into the ornate world of Irish mythology
and its four cycles of tales...Deserves a wide readership.
The White Goddess : A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth
- by Robert Graves; 1948
Mysteries: The Ancient Religion (Art and Imagination)
- by John Sharkey; 1948
sample text ]
- The New Columbia Encyclopedia; Columbia University Press, 1975
(formerly http://home.clara.net/dhopcroft/ogham.htm )
attributed to "Celt
Has a list of the ogham characters with associated trees and Welsh names.
Also a short written description of a few actual stones.
attributed to "Michael Everson"
This page has a list of Ogham Character name variations, with sources listed.
Other Books / Reviews
: An Irish Alphabet
by Tim Stampton, Cristoir Mag Fhearaigh, Criostoir Mag Fhearaigh
Don't bother buying this book. All the info it contains is here at The
- Auriacept na nEces ; The Scholar's Primer
GEORGE CALDER, Editor (1995)
This book contains the 12th-century Irish grammatical treatise, Auraicept
na n-…ces (Auraicept na n-‚eces = The scholars' primer), which is devoted
to the training of poets in the art of grammar. The Auraicept is unique
among medieval grammatical works in that it represents the earliest vernacular
tradition in Europe. Its earliest ('canonical') parts date as far back as
the 7th century. In its present form, it contains much ancient material
relating to the Latin and Ogham alphabets, the nature of Old Irish and Latin
gender, comparison, and declension. Added to this there is much commentary
and annotation from later periods.
The Auraicept is, in effect, a syllabus of poetic education that pre-dates
the Bardic schools, as well as informing them throughout their long history
(the text is mentioned in the Bardic Introductory Tract and as late as Keating's
History of Ireland.
In this edition, George Calder collated the two most important texts of
the Auraicept - those from the Book of Ballymote and the Yellow Book of
Note however, that some have some interesting opinions on what the book
The Auraicept is a magical comedy written and added to between c.650-1000
CE, and is thinly disguised as an ancient learned treatise describing the
hoary antiquity of ogham.... more
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