Celtic Ogham Stones

I want to introduce this set of ancient stones, and tell a bit about their background.

Lilith's Den - Ogham Stones

I have to admit, that I myself never heard about Ogham before Bou told me about it.
It was him who asked me if I would like to make some standing stones, because he wanted to teach people in Second Life about this old Celtic alphabet on his own sim.
Above that he thought that I should sell them to tell even more people about the Ogham.
I wanted! And I learned a lot during making them.

Wikipedia says:

Ogham (/ˈɒɡəm/[1]; Modern Irish [ˈoːmˠ] or [ˈoːəmˠ]; Old Irish: ogam [ˈɔɣamˠ]) is an Early Medieval alphabet used to write the early Irish language (in the “orthodox” inscriptions, 1st to 6th centuries AD), and later the Old Irish language (scholastic ogham, 6th to 9th centuries). There are roughly 400 surviving orthodox inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain; the bulk of which are in southern Munster.[2] The largest number outside Ireland are in Pembrokeshire, Wales.[3]

The vast majority of the inscriptions consist of personal names.

According to the High Medieval Bríatharogam, names of various trees can be ascribed to individual letters.

The letters consist of several short and long carved cuts, read differently depending on the direction they take. Written over a corner seam of a rock, they are to read from bottom left to bottom right. or …from bottom left to top.

Bou wrote the related spiritual information notecards to be put into the stones, and asked me to make the seven main stones for his learning path that way, that they whisper  knowledge and give a notecard. Sadly he left SL for good and sadly I cannot provide a SLURL to a place in SL with a spiritual lead like the kind and wise Bou – If anyone knows about such a place, please shoot me the Landmark so I can send interested people in the right direction.

Thus, if you want to learn more about the Ogham, for now, I have to ask you to refer to google search. One result I found and used for my studies during the making is this : http://www.omniglot.com/writing/ogham.htm

About The Making:
I had the choice to simply  paint the Ogham on the texture or go for a realistic cutting in the mesh. I found it would not really fit to show the carving  in a simple texture and decided for the harder, long way. And rewardingly , the outcome looks way more realistic.
Only on the bowl I went with the texture version because with the many words Bou wanted there on the seam it was near impossible to squeeze all the cuts in and have the letters still readable.

Available !
Now the best of it.
I am introducing this set during World Tour 2017 gridwide Hunt, starting 21th of march , running throughout April. For ..fasten seat belts please… 2 L$
If that is no bargain, I don’t know, what is!

Later on they will be on regular sale, for , you guess it, way more L$.
This being said, what ever the price, with this set you do have something unique in Second Life ( until we find copycats! ) and thanks to me making the stones modify and adding 2 different sorts of scripts, you can modify the stones secrets to your liking. Thinkable for example in Medieval Fantasy / Celtic Roleplay or Celtic sims as marker stones on a spiritual path.

Side Note
The following earlier releases are related to the project and are with matching textures.
I just seem to have waited for the right opportunity to release the Standing Stones as well, and the World Tour Hunt with the path ” Europe” is finally the perfect occasion.

LD Celtic Cross
Lilith's Den - Inverdur -  Celtic Ogham Elements Stone

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It’s Twisted Hunt Time again!

Lilith’s Den is proud Sponsor ( amongst others) of Twisted Hunt Spring 2017

Hunt starts here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Secrets%20of%20Gaia/60/94/25 and runs from March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017

And here is what I made for you:

Main Hunt Gift :

LD Dark Book 11 - infinity

Gachas:
Lilith's Den Twisted Gacha Infinity Glasses
Lilith's Den Twisted Gacha Infinity souvenirs

Side Hunt !
There is six mini Prizes and a main Prize:
LD Infinity Loops Sculpture

Survivors Room:
Those finishing the hunt awaits this:
LD Infinity Spiral Sculpture

And the traditional Prize Portal is in place at Lilith’s Den as well, with more small gifts and daily chance to win.

 

Happy Hunting!

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The Big Revision of Innsmouth , SL

Fans and inhabitants raise their desperate voices that are faintly to hear through the mists covering Innsmouth “Why cant I enter/leave the town? ” , “What happened to my beloved Innsmouth?” and ”  Lemme iin!” and “Lemme out!” .

A big sign at the towns entrance tells that due an Epidemic Outbreak
Innsmouth is put under Quarantine :

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Reliable Background Information :

Since February 23, Wednesday night SLT or Thursday morning, Innsmouth region is being put under limited access.

Expected Duration is 1-2 weeks.

“What this means…

DURING LIMITED ACCESS TIME:

During the locked time of revision project, the Visitor Center parcel will remain open to all, with the “main sim” area otherwise merged into one parcel and accessible only by estate managers and possibly “Innsmouth Preservation Society” group.”

 

?!DOES INNSMOUTH BECOME STEAMPUNK!?
No, it certainly does NOT. Forget about this funny gossip:)

“In general, the ongoing policies regarding Innsmouth’s longtime purposes will remain.  However, there will be more focus on encouraging the adherence to the region’s theme of being the town as found in the time soon following the Federal raids at the end of the story “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” for design and roleplay environment.
Innsmouth is to remain a place open for all to enjoy regardless of coming as visitors, tourists, event attendees, roleplayers or other interest.  However, the general “main town” is being tailored to become more focused on Innsmouth from the post-story perspective.
It is hoped that all will enjoy the results of the coming days, and all constructive comments are welcome.”

Seems we all have to sit and wait contently for the time being, like him:

innsm1

 

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Alone in the Universe Cart Sale & Hunt


Alone in the Universe Cart Sale & Hunt

Blast off to BuenaVista from March 1st to 31 for the Alone in the Universe cart sale and hunt event. Browse 36 carts brimming with intergalactic goodies, plus a unique theme and L$10 item on every cart. Float amongst the stars as you search for moon rocks that contain L$2 hunt gifts, one from each participating merchant.

Visit in Second Life

1-31 march

 50% off Introduction Price:
Pretty Sphere to rezz and sit or attach and be afk or use as meditative vehicle
Included: decorative small version , solid and rotating.

Lilith's Den Cerianthid Alien Sphere

2L Hunt Gift:
Playable drum! 1 Land Impact only

Hunt Gift - Lilith's Den Xanthogrammica Space Drum

Gacha !
Each box comes with 1 Attach Set and 2 Rezzables!

Lilith's Den Alien Antenna Eye Gacha

10Lper color. each with  color changing eyes Typer

liliths-den-alien-eyes

the-alone-in-the-universe-cart-sale-texture-for-blog-use

 

 

 

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Fantasy Cream is here!

Welcome to the fifth Fantasy Cream 🙂

All Hunt Locations Are here : http://www.fantasycream.org/locations/
General questions are answered here : http://www.fantasycream.org/hunters/

The first stop and a chance to WIN prizes due voting for your favorite brand new Exclusive Product is here at the Fantasy Cream Market:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dandelion/137/119/26

The HUNT ITEM that you look for is a creamy tasty Doll Head !


And here are my contributions to this round of Fantasy Cream:
(click images = open my Flickr Photostream)

LD snowballs

Hunt Gift 1

LD pinguboo

Bonus Hunt Gift

Happy Voting, Shopping and Hunting !

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Gravedigger

Halloween is over, but its still time for a creepy horror action!

Wanted - Gravedigger - A Spooky Game  at Liliths Den

Wanted – Gravedigger – A Spooky Game at Liliths Den

This game is designed for old and new Lilith’s Den group members.
Get a shovel at the counter and start digging all over Liliths’s Den for ~ 40 gifts.
I will keep it up until end of November.

More Hunt Gifts :
(next images open on flickr on click)

Liliths's Den Dark Pentacle Hill

0L MFH Hunt gift at Liliths Den

Lilith's Den - Me & My Spider Pet Cage Chair

2L Skull -n- Bones: The Black Widow 2 Hunt gift at Liliths Den

And last but not least, the Bones Chair with Lamp which was my gift in the Jeepers Creepers Hunt is now on regular sale at Liliths DenLilith's Den Bone Chair and Lamp

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Fashion Freaks

Hello ! I knew that this title would trigger something in -you-.
So whether you are a freak at heart or a fashionista , here is something for you:

You find this fashion sale event to be put within an absolute stunning rustic Carnival setting. To proof that , I made a snapshot of my stall:

The event runs until November 13, and is hosted by http://www.scala-sl.com/

And here you see the vendor pics (click to open them in large on flickr )

Lilith's Den - Scala Freakshow - Pop Eyes   Lilith's Den - Scala Freakshow CrateLilith's Den - Scala Freakshow Stage Door   Lilith's Den Gacha - Freak

Note : the eyes go single and in fatpack, and everything goes 30% off normal pricing.

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