Compendium of symbolic and ritual plants in Europe

Trees & Shrubs, Herbs

Marcel De Cleene

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Specificaties

ISBN9789077135044
TaalEngels
Originele titelCompendium van rituele planten in Europa
Aantal pagina's1570
UitgeverijMens & Cultuur Uitgevers
Publicatiedatum2002

Onderwerpen

planten wilde planten botanica rituelen bomen kruiden kruidengeneeskunde

Flaptekst

Botanical: popular names, habitat, description
Cultural: rituals, mythology, symbolism, magic, popular customs, popular beliefs, fairytales, sagas, legends
Uses: herbalism, popular remedies, cosmetics, agriculture, industry, crafts, home, garden and kitchen

A modern reference work on the part played by herbs, shrubs and trees in mythology and religious and profane rituals and the symbolism that derives from them. Many customs that 21”-century man finds perfectly normal once had a far deeper significance.

It is an academically sound survey of the knowledge of ritual plants over the centuries, taking a broad view, plus a critical look at how correctly plant species are named in the literature.