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Avebury Henge Shop : Celtic & Pagan products inside Avebury Stone Circle

Mistletoe - 23rd Dec. - The day of a year & a day

Mistletoe - 23rd Dec. - The day of a year & a day

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The Celtic lunar calendar reckoned the year 13 months of 28 days = 364 days, so to complete the year an extra day was added - the year and a day.
The Druids believed that Mistletoe was too sacred to be given a name or a symbol but called it "Allheal" because of its powerful medicinal properties; it is now being tested as a possible cure for cancer. Druids cut the Mistletoe with a golden sickle and caught it in a white cloth to avoid contamination by falling on the ground.

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Hand made by Karen Cater

Size - 125mm by 125mm approx.

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