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Irish Mythology Podcast
Meán Fómhair, 22, 2020
The Passion of the Ogma
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In this episode we hear about Ogma and how he and the other gods are forced to work under the reign of Bres. We also hear how Ogma invented a system of writing. We ask:
- What was Ogma’s role in myth and in the old pagan religion?
- What is Ogma’s relationship to other deities?
- What is 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?
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.
- The Second Battle of Moytura
- Auraicept na n-Éces
- The Ogham Tract
- On the phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs – David Graeber
- OGHAM STONES, Muiris O’Sullivan and Liam Downey, Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer 2014), pp. 26-29 (4 pages)
- The Conversion and Transition from Primitive to Old Irish c367 to c637, John T. Koch (Boston College)
- The Substratum in Insular Celtic, Ranko Matasović (University of Zagreb)
- Here lieth a princess (Ogham Stone), duchas.ie
- Some busybody (Ogham Stone), duchas.ie
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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