Worshipping Trees


It’s coming up to the Winter Solstice when trees are wassailed (it was when I originally wrote this, but unfortunately I have been ill) so I thought I’d write a piece on worshipping trees.

In the past the Irish tribes had a tree for their tribe, which I have. The tree represents the health and the strength of the tribe, so it’s important to choose a good tree. Traditional types of tree chosen include oak, ash and yew. Sometimes one tribe would cut another tribe’s tree down to insult them. The tribe would then choose a new tree.

Trees guard and look after areas of land or peoples. They are a long-lived plant which belongs to all the Celtic realms of earth, sea and sky.

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