Original Painting - Folklore Alphabet - O
This painting is one of a series of 26 Alphabet paintings measuring 10.5" x 13.5" (to fit 11x14 Frame) which celebrate the richness and diversity of the flora and fauna of the British Isles and the influence of the cultures that surround it. Mythological stories and ancient folklore handed down from our ancestors have given our beautiful Isles and all her creatures spiritual significance.The aim of this series of paintings is to continue this tradition by creating a collection of spiritual images inspired by folklore and Mother Nature to pass onto our own children based on the letters of the alphabet.
Spiritual and Folklore Interpretations: Letter ‘O'
Owl: In folklore the owl represents wisdom and intuitive knowledge. It is linked to moon magic, secrets and omens.
Otter: Spiritually the otter is linked to joy, agility and curiosity. The Celts saw Otters as sacred protectors.
Oyster: A symbol of withdrawing from interaction with others and facing inner fears.
Odin’s Horn: The three horn symbol represents Odin; the Principal Germanic God also known as the Skyfather .
Oak Tree: The oak tree is sacred in Celtic traditions and known as the ‘King of Trees’. It is linked to longevity, magic and fertility.
Ox-eye Daisy: These are also known as moon-daisies in Derbyshire as they do not close at night unlike other daisies. They are associated with the Celtic God ‘Dun’
Orchid: Orchids are linked to spirituality and meditation.
Ogham Script: The Ogham alphabet is a medieval alphabet used in Ireland by the Celts and also known as the Celtic Tree Alphabet.