The Awen

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The Awen

The Awen is not a ancient Celtic symbol but is used by Neo_Druidism and believed to be attributed to 18 the century poet Iolo Morganngw, the symbolism is never the less beautiful and its history is based in the Celtic people.

Awen derives from the Indo-European root *-uel, meaning ‘to blow’, and has the same root as the Welsh wordawel meaning ‘breeze’.  Awen or ai is a Welsh, Cornish and Breton word for “(poetic) inspiration.


Possible Meanings 





Flowing Spirit

Earth ,Sea and Sky

Creative and Poetic inspiration


Additional Meanings

The love of truth

Understanding of truth

The maintaining of truth.


Its Energy

The Truth , Balance , Opposite energy in harmony, Female and Male energy and the balance.


How to Use its Energy 

A vibration of the concept of balance between two opposing powers in the universe; utilise the knowledge and this understanding to bring balance between your energies and ones opposing states of being. It also vibrates with the truth and its energy being one of finding truth through harmony.

(This is a personal interpretation of the author)


creative awen symbol


image credited to volkispaganism

Symbol itself explained

The left female energy; the right: male energy; the middle: the harmonious balance of male and female.


Various Neo-Druidic groups and individuals have their own interpretation of the Awen. The three lines relate to earth, sea and air; body, mind and spirit; or love, wisdom and truth.  The three foundations of Awen are the understanding of truth, the love of truth, and the maintaining of truth.


Awen Celtic Card