Artwork Explained: Ogham

Artwork Explained: Ogham

We are so excited about this week's drop! We spend our days trying to find artists who are out of the box, unique, talented and independent. When we came across the artist who created this week's work of wearable art, Blair we were absolutely mind blown.

Blair has a passion for mythology, runes and other historical art. She has a style that is uniquely hers and we have never seen artwork quite like it before! Let's explore the artist and inspiration behind the Ogham apparel range. 

Blair is a self-taught digital artist originating from the Highlands of Scotland with Doric as her native dialect. Blair states that Growing up in a country that has such rich folklore, strange linguistics, vivid architecture and rich tales of the past, she could not help but appreciate the relationship between history and modern society and that is why most of her artwork is inspired by occultism, ancient societies, cultures and languages. 

Blair further states that although our modern art is rarely carved into stone, she believes that we still have lessons to learn from our ancestors. She feels those vibrant lives, tales and journeys still have so much to teach us and it’s something she aims to portray with every art piece that she creates.

The word Ogham derives from the word Ogma who was the Celtic God of Elocution or fine speech. The Ogham alphabet consists of groups of lines from one to five, stroked across a vertical line, where each group represents a different letter.

The Ogham alphabet is Ireland’s oldest written alphabet and to this day there is much debate regarding the origin. One thing is certain and that is that Ogham is mystical and beautiful and truly highlights the beauty of the Celtic mysteries of time. 

 This design of Ogham spells out the names of all of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses including: 

  • Aengus Óg - God of youth, beauty and love
  • Dagda - God of the Earth
  • Áine of Knockaine - Goddess of youth, beauty and love
  • Eostre - Goddess of spring
  • Macha - Goddess of war, life and death
  • Caer Ibormeith - Goddess of sleep and dreams
  • Diancecht - God of healing and medicine
  • Cailleach - Goddess of disease and plague
  • Goibhniu - God of weapon-makers and blacksmiths
  • Badb Catha - Goddess of war

 We Hope you love this magical range as much as we do!

- Lunafide Team 🖤

Ogham Gallery Image



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