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Essence of Life

Essence of Life The mistletoe therefore represented the seed of Taranis - a sign that the oak had been struck by lightning and now visibly held in its branches a potent spark of lightning’s fire, the essence of life itself. Such a tree would have therefore been particularly sacred - “a sign that the tree has been chosen by the gods themselves”, and the mistletoe harvested from it would contain that essence of life and be imbued with the thunderbolt’s magical power. Cited from Website: Mistletoe Mythology
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