Friday, March 12, 2010
The Sacred Ash Tree
In Greece, when a baby was born it was customary to plant an ash tree. As the child grows along with the growth of the ash, the state of the ash would serve as an indicator of that growing person's health and strength. Because of this, if anyone harm an ash tree can find theirselves the victim of unpleasant supernatural circumstances. In some cultures, witches were suppose to live in the ash trees. In Germany folklore, Askafroa also known as the wife of the ash was an evil spirit which was said to cause much danger. To satisfy her it was said that you had to make a donation to her on Ash Wednesday.