Gods & Goddesses 

Oghma

 

Name:  Ogma / Oghma / Ogham 

 

Race:  Formorian

 

Titles: 'Grianainech' ( 'Sunny' or 'Of the Sun')/ Cermait ( Honey-mouth)

 

Properties:  God of Writing, God of Eloquence

 

Profession:  Champion, Warrior

 

Invention: Ogham

 

Wife:  Etan daughter of Dian Cécht

 

Father: Elatha

 

Grandfather: Delbaeth Mac Net

 

Great-Grandfather: Net

 

Mother: Eithlinn

 

Half-Brothers: Dagda : Bres Mac Elatha : Lugh

 

Niece:  Brigit

 

Sons:  Cairpre  : Turenn (Delbaeth)

 

Grandsons:  Brian : IucharIucharba  - sons of Turenn

 

Granddaughter: Donann

 

Great-Grandson: Ecne

Oghma is credited with creating the system of writing known as 'Ogham' which the Bards and Aos Dana (the intelligentsia) used to communicate in written form and also in signs - a series of strokes against a straight object such as a nose, arm, leg and they could converse with each other without the knowledge of the uninitiated.

Oghma was killed by Indech the Fomorian at the Battle of Magh Tuiredh.  Oghma by his lineage is Fomorian but he allies himself with the Tuatha De Danann, as does his father Elatha.

Stories, Myths and Legends associated with Oghma:

The First Battle of Magh Tuiredh

The Second Battle of Magh Tuiredh

The Fate of the Sons of Turenn

The Awakening of the Men of Ulster

The Landing of the Milesians

The Battle of Tailltin

Dagda

The Story of the Tuatha De Danann lebor gabala

Deathtales of the Tuatha De Danann lebor gabala

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