Capture the Rich Symbolism of Native Irish Birds
In a densely wooded Ireland, fifteen hundred years ago, birds were valued as an integral part of a vibrant folklore. Each of the ogham letters was assigned a bird. This is the list as it appears in the Auraicept na n-Ēces.
The Enogam is the collective term to describe this native bird listing.
It includes each of the following birds.
Each bird denotes a particular alphabet letter.
Here at Mary’s Haiga, each of these birds is represented and is accompanied by a haiku poem in a twenty piece collection. Each one also bears the Irish name, the English name and the appropriate ogham letter.