Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quotes: Mistletoe.

Mistletoe 692 "Why was the mistletoe called the Golden Bough?…may be derived from the rich golden yellow which a bough of mistletoe assumes when it has been cut and kept for some months; the bright tint is not confined to the leaves but spreads to the stalks as well, so that the whole branch appears to be indeed a Golden Bough." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

Mistletoe 692 "Mistletoe is gathered either at Midsummer or Christmas—that is, at the summer and winter solstices—and it is supposed to possess the power of revealing treasures in the earth." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

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