In Celtic mythology,
the Ash was sacred to Gwydion as a tree of enchantment, from whose
twigs he made his wands. It links the three circles of existence -
past, present and future - continual birth and rebirth.
The spiral arrangement
of the buds on the ash reminds us of the ancient cycle of death and
rebirth. It shows us our connection to the wheel and the wood may be
used at rites of passage. It symbolizes a key to the understanding of how all things are linked
and connected. Our thoughts and actions form an endless chain of
events in the outer material world as well as in the inner spiritual
A Druidic Ash wand was found in Angelsey dating from the first century
AD featuring a spiral decoration.