The Passion of the Ogma

09.22.2020 - By Irish Mythology Podcast

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Ogma suffers under the reign of Bres, but from this suffering comes a great revelation.  We talk about Ogma, ogham script, attitudes to work in myth, and the Irish language.
We ask:
What was Ogma's role in myth and in the old pagan religion?
What is Ogma's relationship to other deities?
What was the Ogham system of writing?
What attitudes to work in medieval Ireland are represented in this story?
Are metaphors about the origins of language encoded in tales from mythology?
Written, presented and produced  by Marcas Ó hUiscín and Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh.
Music - Celtic Warrior by Damiano Baldoni (licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 public licence
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