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Hawthorne Berries-Wicca-Hoodoo-Witchcraft-Attracts Faeries, Protects From Malevolent Spirits, Fidelity, Fertility, Beltane :-

Also known as Bread and Cheese Tree, Gaxels, Hagthorn, Halves, Haw, Hazels, Huath, Ladies’ Meat, May, Mayblossom, May Bush, Mayflower, May Tree, Midland Hawthorn Quick, Thorn, Tree of Chastity.

Since Biblical times, hawthorne has been a “sacred” herb identified as the bush that was used to make the crown of thorns for Jesus. In ancient Rome, hawthorne was considered to have magical properties, while in Greece, it was seen as a symbol for hope and joy. Although hawthorne berries were known medicinally to the ancient Greeks, they apparently went out of fashion as a medicine until the 19th century, when an Irish physician included them in a secret remedy for heart disease. Years later the medicine was found to be made from hawthorne berries, which are still prescribed in folk medicine for a variety of heart – related problems – among them high blood pressure and over rapid heartbeat. They are also said to be affective for insomnia.

Energy; Masculine, Mars, Fire.

Hawthorn is the classic flower to decorate a maypole. An herb of fertility, it finds its place in weddings, May Day celebrations, and ritual groves. Beltaine was once reckoned as the day the hawthorn first bloomed. Wands made of hawthorn have great power, the blossoms are highly erotic. Use for fertility magic, protection, defense and fidelity. Hawthorn is sacred to the fairies, and is part of the tree fairy triad of Britain “Oak, Ash and Thorn” and where all three trees grow together it is said that one may see fairies. If there is Hawthorne growing on your property, no evil ghosts will enter. It also protects against lightning and damage from storms.

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