The northern path is the path of battle. The 5 ogham runes of which this path is made up are Beth, Luis, Fearn, Saille and Nuin. The path therefor start with new beginnings and seeking protection and ends with the tree of rebirth. The real battle is to free oneself of the mundane ballast weighing you down on your path to true reincarnation. Like the myth of Taliesin you must undergo different steps in order to become the druid master.