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Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by McGinnis, Margie


Black Dog Mistletoe Art Print by Stephen Fowler at

In the Celtic language, Mistletoe means "All Heal". The Druid priests would cut mistletoe from a holy oak tree with a golden sickle. The priest distributed sprigs of mistletoe to the people, who hung them over doorways as protection against thunder, lightning and other evils. Banned as a pagan symbol, mistletoe was revived by the Victorians who thought it was a sign of love and good luck.

Celtic Christmas or Yule

Christmas ~ Mistletoe Lore

Numerous traditions connnect the three Solstice plants: Mistletoe, Holly, and Ivy The Holly and the Ivy have a curious rivalry throghout the year and especially at the solstice. Holly was seen as a male plant with ut bright red berries and sharp, prickly leaves, clinging and genter, was perceieved to be female. The association comes from the myth of a fair young maiden who was dancing in front of the god, Dionysus, in all her ardor and passion, only to die at his feet. The god, moved by he...


Mistletoe by NaBHaN via deviantART

Mistletoe by NaBHaN on deviantART



Mistletoe bears fruit at the time of the Winter Solstice, the birth of the new year, and may have been used in solstitial rites in Druidic Britain as a symbol of immortality. In Celtic mythology and in druid rituals, it was considered a remedy for barrennessin animals and an antidote to poison although the fruits of many mistletoes are actually poisonous if ingested as they contain viscotoxins.

'Henri Paul Motte: Druids Cutting the Mistletoe on the Sixth Day of the Moon', ca. 1890-1900

My friend, Susan B. Knapp, designed this last year. I made it and love it.




Christmas Mistletoe Heart Wreath.

Mistletoe Jello shots

Holiday Jello Shots

felt mistletoe

Custom order.

This History of Mistletoe, from the Ladies' Historical Tea Society


Seeing Clearly

Yellow Dog Mistletoe Co. Adorable!

brit soldiers bringing in mistletoe, 1914

Druid arch-priestess with sickle and mistletoe.

Benjamin Moore Paint - Mistletoe

Mistletoe co