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  • Gene Vann Milton

    Mandrake root - their roots often resemble human figures, they have been associated with a variety of superstitious practices throughout the history. They have long been used in magic rituals. (paganism)

  • Brian Pickett

    Harry Potter - Mandrake Root sculpture

  • Allison H

    Mandrake by Sandra Arteaga. I need to make one for my garden house.

  • Secret Impressions

    Mandrake by Sandra Arteaga. ~ Fantasy Creature Doll

  • K Pinhead

    Mandrake, apothecary jar

  • Lindsay Rogers

    Plant a Mandrake Root

  • Kathleen Good

    by Sandra Arteaga this must be the root of the problem

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