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Tag Archives: Solstice
Why Do People Kiss Beneath Mistletoe?
Mistletoe has long been lauded as a “medico-magical” plant associated with fertility and divination. Learn how these Celtic connotations paved the way for solstice smooching.
Why Do People Put Up Mistletoe at Christmas?
The ancient Celts believed mistletoe was holy because it thrived in winter and clung to sacred trees, hovering between heaven and earth.
The Celtic Mistletoe Rite: A Golden Sickle, a White Cloth, and a Pair of (Unlucky) Oxen
Uncover the inner workings of an ancient druidic ceremony that paved the way for the Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe.
The Celtic Origins of Kissing Under the Mistletoe at Christmas
Why do people pucker up beneath a parasitic plant during Christmastime? Explore the ancient Celtic origins of this midwinter custom