Mistletoe


Mistletoe

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Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by McGinnis, Margie

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Black Dog Mistletoe Art Print by Stephen Fowler at Art.com

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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.

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Christmas ~ Mistletoe Lore

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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...

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Mistletoe by NaBHaN via deviantART

Mistletoe by NaBHaN on deviantART

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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.

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

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

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Christmas Mistletoe Heart Wreath.

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Mistletoe Jello shots

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felt mistletoe

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

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Yellow Dog Mistletoe Co. Adorable!

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brit soldiers bringing in mistletoe, 1914

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Druid arch-priestess with sickle and mistletoe.

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Benjamin Moore Paint - Mistletoe

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Mistletoe co

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