Celtic Mythology Blog
Oghma. Warrior, Scholar, Champion of the Tuatha Dé Danann
Whatever version of the tales you choose to follow, one thing cannot be denied. Oghma has always had a significant impact on the world around him. Battling oppression for his people. Serving the needs of his tribe. Pushing the scope of learning in new ways. To this day ogham, the script bears the name of the intellect, poet, warrior and word smith that created it. To this day, Ogham can be found carved upon the rock, some might say the very bones, of Ireland.
What kind of person could the Tuatha Dé Danann choose as their Champion?
For an answer one must simply look to Oghma.
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