Koad corresponds to the sound Ea in the Ogam alphabet and is associated with the Druid groves. This symbol represents communication, resolution and justice.
Koad pronounced: Kod
Element: Spirit, Earth
Powers: Koad is a sacred sanctuary of all knowledge, past, present, future.
Keywords: Revelation of all knowledge, safety, sanctuary, togetherness, unity, gathering in, collecting for use, comprehension and new deeper understanding.
Deities associated with Grove: All the deities can be channelled into the grove.
Tree Description: A Koad or Grove, is a sacred circle of trees that are of special religious importance to a particular culture. Groves found in Britain are assumed to be remnants of Druidic Groves. It is here all meetings by the Druids were held in the face of the Sun and in the eye of Light, which it is said to have given birth to the modern tradition of free speech in our democracy. It was here in the groves, that the people’s grievances were heard and judgements given that settled issues.
Interesting Spiritual Information: In ancient times, the Druids used these Sacred Groves as places of sanctuary and worship. They were places of spiritual refuge, very much like a church, but set in the natural world. It was here that people came to calm the mind, refresh the spirit, and find comfort in times of trouble. As above so below. Wisdom unveiled, both natural and spiritual. Revolving patterns of the soul. Comprehension of all you already know or are capable of learning.
Ogam Healing: Access to allies, guides, tutors and deities; Collecting information; Communication; Comprehension; Deeper understanding; Entrance and interaction to the Akashic Records; Fertility; Gathering in; Healing others; Journey to access past, present and future –knowledge; Justice; Liberation; Personal healing; Rebirth; Resolution; Revelation of all knowledge; Spiritual development; Transformation…
More Medical information and in-depth healing suggestions can be found in my book The Beginners Book of Ogam Tree Healing, or by attending one of my workshops.
Folklore: In folklore across the world, trees are often said to be the homes of tree spirits. The Egyptian Book of the Dead mentions sycamores as being part of the scenery where the soul of the deceased finds blissful repose. In Greek mythology we find the female dryads, tree spirits, mainly of the oak trees. Germanic mythology as well as Celtic polytheism involved spiritual practice in sacred groves of trees. The term, Druid, itself, derives from the Celtic word for oak. Trees are significant in many of the world’s mythologies and religions, and have been given deep and sacred meanings throughout the ages. They are seen as sacred symbols of growth, death and rebirth. Evergreen trees, which largely stay green throughout the yearly cycle have been considered symbols of the eternal, immortality or fertility.