Ancient Alphabets. Thedan Script - used extensively by Gardnerian Witches Runic Alphabets - they served for divinatory and ritual purposes, as well as the more practical use; there are three main...
The Brandsbutt Stone, Inverurie, Scotland. A large block of whinstone, measuring 1.07 metres (3.5 ft) high, 1.27 metres (4.2 ft) wide and 0.91 metres (3.0 ft) deep, the stone had been broken up and used in the construction of a dry stone dyke prior to 1866. The stone, now reassembled, bears two incised pictish symbols, a crescent and v-rod and a serpent and z-rod, as well as an inscription in Ogham.
The Picts were a group of early Mediaeval Celtic people, who would adorn themselves from head to toe in tattoos of ancient Pictish symbols. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The centre of administration of the Pictish kingdom in the 9th century was Forteviot on the River Earn. Close by the Dunkeld, King Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín) set up a new religious centre about 850AD. This was an acknowledgement of the fact that Iona was now no longer tenable as a religious capital, although the monastery was eventually re-established and it remained the burial place of Pictish kings until the time of Donald Ban.
Pictish Burial Practices and Remains
by Roland Spencer-Jones (NOSAS) These notes are in preparation for NOSAS field trips to two recognised Pictish cemeteries in the Highland region – Garbeg near Drumnadrochit on Saturday 1st November 2014. See Highland Council HER, RCAHMS Canmore Whitebridge near Foyers on Sunday March 8th 2015. See HER, RCAHMS Canmore (See also separate post about Garbeg and Whitebridge cemeteries).…