Five Trees Featured in Celtic Lore

The following is a reblog from UNDER THE INFLUENCE! that was posted by ZTEVETEVANS on APRIL 7, 2021. The article entitled, “Five Trees Featured in Celtic Lore” is based on the Celtic belief that all objects have consciousness of some kind, which included trees. Each species of tree had different properties which might be medicinal, spiritual, or symbolic. Wood from trees could be used for everyday needs such as firewood for heating and cooking, and lumber to make shelters, spears, arrows, staffs and many other items. Trees supplied nuts and fruit for people and animals to eat. Five species of trees playing an important role in Celtic myths, legends, and folklore are discussed in this article.

Under the influence!

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This article was first published on 21st January 2021 on #FolkloreThursday.com under the title Top 5 Trees in Celtic Mythology, Legend and Folklore by zteve t evans.

Animists

It is believed that the ancient Celtic people were animists who considered all objects to have consciousness of some kind. This included trees, and each species of tree had different properties which might be medicinal, spiritual or symbolic. Of course, wood was also used for everyday needs such as fire wood and making shelters, spears, arrows, staffs and many other items. Trees also supplied nuts and berries for themselves and their animals as food. Some species of tree featured in stories from their myths, legends and folklore and presented here are five trees that played an important role in these tales and lore.

Oak Trees

The oak was the king of the forest having many associations throughout…

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