Originally posted on December 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am
The tales of the mistletoe
Bonjour, bonsoir, bonne nuit les personnes. Heyyy good day to everyone, hope your doing great.
It’s BLOGMAS day 8 meaning Christmas is a day away, hope your excited.
Today’s tale is going to be tale of the mistletoe. Never seen one tho but I love to hear and talk about it. ( imagine loving something you’ve never seen « crazy right « )
The mistletoe is a plant that represents love and peace, it often bears white berries. The story of the mistletoe is of that of a goddess who lost her son and after the death of her son vowed that the mistletoe will no longer be used as a weapon ( cause it was at that Time) and anyone who passes beneath will be kissed.
To be honest, I didn’t know the mistletoe had an history or a story attached, but the fact that it was a plant was understood but why did it represent love was a story I’ve always wanted to know.
Read about the mistletoe Here
Why do we kiss under the mistletoe during Christmas ?
I’ve always wondered where most traditions come from most especially the mistletoe tale.
The mistletoe is a plant, Its an origin of the species Viscum album . It grows on a wide range of host trees where it extract nutrients and waters and causes loose of growth for the tree.
The plant is a symbol of love especially during Christmas and it dates back to the 18th century ( ancient Norse mythology).
According to happier versions of the legend, Baldur was killed by an enemy’s arrow made of mistletoe. His mother, the goddess Frigg, wept tears onto the arrow. Her tears turned into white berries that she placed onto Baldur’s wound, bringing him back to life. Overjoyed, Frigg blessed the mistletoeplant and promised a kiss to all who passed beneath it.
Although the legend of Baldur is often cited as the origin of the connection between mistletoeand a kiss, other historians point out that many versions of Baldur’s story end quite differently. In these other versions, Baldur dies and is not revived. Given the age of these myths, it’s certainly possible that happier versions were passed down over time, influencing future mistletoe traditions. Source: Wonderopolis
For further explanations and understanding check out the video below
Okay guys, we are going to rap it up here but don’t forget to stay updated with the creative count down, if you haven’t check out the previous BLOGMAS posts, please do so
Thank you for reading, can’t wait to see you tomorrow…