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.
- 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.
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
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
Ogham Alphabet: Fearn Or Alder