Ogham Alphabets And More: Hauthe Or Hawthorn

Here is some information for the Hawthorn tree or Hauthe the Ogham details for the alphabet, it’s full moon name, and the Hawthorns spirituality and mythology 

So, here’s more about it.

Ogham Details:

  • Name as the Hawthorn tree or Huathe 
  • Huathe pronounced Hoh-uh
  • The tree is energetic, strength, a decision-maker
  • Alphabet for one that ours calls: H
  • Ogham has one ‘stave’ to the left (see photo below)
  • Its month or moon month is: 13 May – 9 June

Poem: Siegfried Sassoon:

Not much to me is yonder lane 
Where I go every day; 
But when there’s been a shower of rain 
And hedge-birds whistle gay, 
I know my lad that’s out in France 
With fearsome things to see 
Would give his eyes for just one glance 
At our white hawthorn tree. 

Spirituality

The Hawthorn is associated with the realm of the Fae and it tandems the oak and ash trees  with them, too.

Some Christians believed that hawthorn branches formed that crown of thorns that adorned the bloodied heads of Jesus at the Crucifixion. It is also thought that Joseph of Arimathea planted the Holy Thorn Tree while traveling with the Holy Grail after Jesus’ death by going to Glastonbury in Britain

Ecology

Hawthorn has a matched capacity to support local wildlife. Hawthorn tree or hedgerows have been often seen teeming with life, and it is said the Celts definitely noticed this by birds and rodents nearby.

The Latin word for the Hawthorn is called crataegus, and it comes from the Greek ‘kratos’ for hardness of its wood, and for ‘akis’ to mean sharp. Its thorns are known by many who are might unaware of it. They are prolific.

Previous Oghams Used:

Ogham Alphabet: Saille

and

Ogham Alphabet: Fearn Or Alder

2 thoughts on “Ogham Alphabets And More: Hauthe Or Hawthorn

  1. Wonderful to have you back!

    Hawthorn… “Don’t cast a clout ’til may is out” refers to the hawthorn blossom, not the month.

    It is also considered very unlucky to bring hawthorn blossom into the house, but to have a boundary hedge that contains hawthorn keeps the bad ‘uns away.

    It’s what comes of having Cornish ancestry…lol…and don’t even mention the Irish and Welsh…

    Welcome back, my friend. Merry Meet. ________________________________

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    • Thanks, Glenys. Yes, I do like those words about ‘Don’t cast the clout….’ about the May (blossom). And, I have also heard it said that Hawthorn blossom can be bad, but I think maybe in Wales it might be good LOL. Thank you for reading the article. Bless you, Tadhg.

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