The mysteries of mistletoe

Dec 12, 2011 by
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From the earliest times mistletoe has been considered one of the most magical, mysterious and sacred plants found in European folklore.

Originally used in medieval times to bestow life and fertility — as a protection from poison and as an aphrodisiac — branches of mistletoe were hung from the ceiling to ward off evil spirits. With the process of immigration and settlement of North America, the traditions associated with the European plant were transferred to the New World and evolved into a folklore all their own.

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