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Sun & Moon (Grian & Gealach) Print

Sun & Moon (Grian & Gealach) Print

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The Irish words for sun & moon - "grian & gealach" - presented in Ogham in corresponding images in a 2-window presentation. The original print is hand-painted and then dimensionally printed in colors to exemplify the powers of each celestial body.
  • Presented in a white mat and 14x11 black wood frame in open front corrugated box perfect for gift wrapping 
  • Includes a descriptive label on the back of the frame along with a 4x6 card explaining the history of the Ogham alphabet

Each celestial body is also available individually in 8x10 or 5x7 presentations as part of our Goodwill Series

 

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Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.

Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.

Ogham was carved into stones and trees to mark land boundaries or to commemorate a member of the community. Today there are roughly 400 surviving stones featuring proper names, ancestral and tribal affiliations, and Latin words.