“Huath” (18th April – 15th May) is the name for the Hawthorn in the Irish Ogham Alphabet. Male Fairy Tree, he holds the magic of love and enchantment. In his branches dwell the little spirits of the forest, and who whispers wishes to him may see their dreams come true. When he blossoms around the 1st of May, it is time to celebrate Bealtaine, Celtic festival of Love and of Summer. The Flower Maiden awaits her union with the Green Lord, and all creatures seek for a love. Find Ned the Irish black cat and follow him into the woods, where he will lead you to your sacred birth tree…
Width: 12 cm
Height: 18 cm
Weight: 24 g
Material: Paper x weight
Greeting Card representing original acrylic painting and digital art by Elena Danaan
The Ogham Alphabet is a very ancient system of scripture, using native trees of Ireland combined to a series of lines crossing a vertical mark or an angle on a stone. Some of them are associated with the thirteen moons of the Celtic calendar. Hawthorn is associated with protection, love & marriage, health, prosperity, fertility, purification, purity, inner journeys, intuition, female sexuality, cleansing,and happiness. The fey (Earth spirits / Fairy Folk) are said to especially like Hawthorn since it is sacred to them. The wood from the Hawthorn provides the hottest fire known and wands with the greatest power. The blossoms are said to be highly erotic to men. Its leaves and blossoms are also used to create a tea to aid with anxiety, appetite loss and poor circulation. A young maiden gazes at a Hawthorn tree. She may find in its hidden spikes, the heady fragrance of its flowers and the glow of its ruby berries, delightful Faery love. The Hawthorn is the male Fairy Tree, as the Elder is the female one. In its branches dwell invisible creatures, as tricky as generous, realizing wishes for whom possesses a pure heart. When Hawthorn blossoms in bountiful beauty, its white flowers sing the time of Bealtaine, ancient festival ofthe start of Summer and of Love. Since the ancient times of the Celts, Hawthorns are revered as highly sacred. Those who bring Hawthorn branche sinside a home invite misfortune, and cursed are the foolish ones who dare to harm or even cut down a Hawthorn tree!