Roy Vickery's Garlands, Conkers and Mother-Die PDF

By Roy Vickery

vegetation have had symbolic in addition to sensible meanings and makes use of because the starting of human civilisation. This vibrant account introduces readers to a wealthy number of British and Irish plant folklore, drawing on Roy Vickery's personal unsurpassed files collated over 40 years, and a variety of old and modern literature. in contrast to different books which re-use fabric accumulated within the Victorian period, this publication is predicated on new fabric amassed by means of the writer, and exhibits that whereas many of the wilder superstitions have pale we nonetheless grasp to the symbolic value of vegetation. placing conkers in wardrobes retains moths away, and parsley - the Devil's plant - basically germinates if sown on Good Friday. A potato in the mattress is helping get rid of cramp and in crawling lower than a bramble bush was once thought of a remedy for blackheads. From crops that foretold births and deaths, to natural treatments, planting and harvesting rituals, friendship timber and festive garlands this can be a ebook of wealthy and dwelling social background and folklore.

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