Viscum album

24th December 2020

Viscum album

Viscum album

Apart from the kissing tradition, mistletoe is a plant with a lot of myths attached to it: Aeneas cuts its 'Golden Bough' to visit the realm of the dead, the Norse god Loki tricks the blind Hod into slaying his otherwise invincible brother with it, it is associated with the winter solstice and Ancient British Druids harvested it reverentially with a golden sickle.

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