Re: Crane Bag By: prsona / Knowledgeable Jun 28, 2018
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According to a couple sites among search results, it began in a specific druidic tradition, but has been adopted rather broadly in the reconstruction.
There's a legend of a deity gifting a bag made of the skin of a crane, full of treasures. These treasures basically represent the Ogham alphabet. That is, the means of passing down wisdom. That said, the concept has become a pouch, purse, or bag used to carry personalized ritual items. The exact items are chosen typically by the individual, and vary widely based on the intent of their use. In that sense, they are similar to many witchcraft practitioners' books of shadows, as they are completely personal in nature.
In stead of continuing to summarize, I will post the two links.