Celtic Blessing pendant, Ogham inscription Blessed Be by St Justin of Penzance
Celtic Blessing Pendant
Pewter pendant on adjustable black leather thong. The Ogham inscription reads: Blessed be.
The alphabet of the Oghams is also known under the name of ogham, oghaim or ogam, and was created, according to legend, by Ogma (Celtic god Ogmios), god of knowledge. Inscriptions in Ogham characters are only found in the British Isles. There are about 350 known inscriptions carved between 300 & 700 AD. Ogham is really an alphabetic code rather than an alphabet. There were four groups of five letters in the system but later five more signs were added to represent dipthongs. The inscriptions themselves had a central stem from which short staves went left, right or crossed. Although many were magical, most were memorial or invocatory.
Comes on a Thong length (max.): 30 inch (76cm)
Supplied in a satin and velvet-lined gift box.
The venerable alloy of pewter is made of 92% tin, with copper and antimony to harden it and enhance casting. All of our St Justin Pewter products are LEAD FREE.