Ogham Series - Bua - Victory
Ogham is the first written script of Ireland. Said to have been created by the God Ogma as proof of his scholarly prowess, these characters can be found all across Ireland marking prominent stones where ever you may go. Combining this ancient script with the words from the living Irish language our Ogham series hopes to bring new energy and awareness to both.
Bua is the Irish word for Victory, but it can also be applied in a number of other ways, describing a persons talent, merit, some special quality, or even their destiny or lot in life.
The concept of Bua or Victory is something that many Irish people are very invested in. Be it the local or country GAA or Hurling teams, the International sports teams and athletes or even something more important like national independence, cultural identity, civil rights or any number of important causes, the Irish drive for Victory has always been a passionate endeavour.
Yet Bua brings a deeper perspective to the idea of victory. Its not just about dominance or overcoming challenges. It speaks to a an idea of manifest destiny, to a belief that there is some special quality to be acknowledged and that every one has merit by some gift of talent or virtue.
The idea of Bua is something that has been carried on the wind from the voices of Irish folk in our past, and can still resonate deep within us all. I would encourage anyone to roar this word loudly into the wind and feel the victory rise within them.