• APPLE (Domestic)Another sacred tree to the Druids.
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In the land of Colophon in Ionia was a grove of ash-trees sacred to Apollo (VII, 5.

CEDARAlso known as the Tree of Life, Arbor Vitae, Yellow Cedar.

Once of the seven sacred trees of the Irish, a Druid sacred Tree.

The oak was also sacred to Pan , while the myrtle-tree was sacred to Aphrodite.
Trees are repeatedly mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, and in the scriptures of various pagan nations. The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil mentioned in Genesis, the burning bush in which the angel appeared to Moses, the famous vine and fig tree of the New Testament, the grove of olives in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus went to pray, and the miraculous tree of Revelation, which bore twelve manners of fruit and whose leaves were for the healing of the nations, all bear witness to the esteem in which trees were held by the scribes of Holy Writ. Buddha received his illumination while under the tree, near Madras in India, and several of the Eastern gods are pictured sitting in meditation beneath the spreading branches of mighty trees. Many of the great sages and saviors carried wands, rods, or staves cut from the wood of sacred trees, as the rods of Moses and Aaron; Gungnir--the spear of Odin--cut from the Tree of Life; and the consecrated rod of Hermes, around which the fighting serpents entwined themselves.

The Sacred Trees Around Goshonai | Trees | Traditions

Perhaps not surprisingly, trees appear at the foundations of many of the world's religions.
Among the ancient Egyptians and Jews the acacia, or tamarisk, was held in the highest religious esteem; and among modern Masons, branches of acacia, cypress, cedar, or evergreen are still regarded as most significant emblems. The shittim-wood used by the children of Israel in the construction of the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant was a species of acacia. In describing this sacred tree, Albert Pike has written: "The genuine acacia, also, is the thorny tamarisk, the same tree which grew around the body of Osiris. It was a sacred tree among the Arabs, who made of it the idol Al-Uzza, which Mohammed destroyed. It is abundant as a bush in the desert of Thur; and of it the 'crown of thorns' was composed, which was set on the forehead of Jesus of Nazareth. It is a fit type of immortality on account of its tenacity of life; for it has been known, when planted as a door-post, to take root again and shoot out budding boughs above the ." (See .)


Sacred Places: Trees and the Sacred - Sweet Briar College

Some trees become sacred through what may have occurred in their proximity.
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The Bodhi or Bo (Enlightenment) tree is now the centre of a major Buddhist sacred shrine known as .
Trees have played an important role in many of the world's mythologies and religions, and have been given deep and sacred meanings throughout the ages.

The Sacred Language of Trees - Faith & Form

It needs to be emphasised that the concept of an Ogham Lunar/Tree Calendar was single handedly inspired by Robert Graves in his book 'The White Goddess', and he used Roderic O'Flaherty (1629-1718) as his source.

11 of the Most Sacred and Iconic Trees From Around the …

Oak has been considered sacred by just about every culture that has encountered the tree, but it was held in particular esteem by the Celts because of its size, longevity, and nutritious acorns.

Sacred Trees of the Celts and Druids - Wicca

The worship of trees as proxies of Divinity was prevalent throughout the ancient world. Temples were often built in the heart of sacred groves, and nocturnal ceremonials were conducted under the wide-spreading branches of great trees, fantastically decorated and festooned in honor of their patron deities. In many instances the trees themselves were believed to possess the attributes of divine power and intelligence, and therefore supplications were often addressed to them. The beauty, dignity, massiveness, and strength of oaks, elms, and cedars led to their adoption as symbols of power, integrity, permanence, virility, and divine protection.

Sacred Trees of the Celts and Druids

lotus are the keys to its symbolic import. A hint concerning the unfoldment of spiritual understanding according to the secret science of the Mysteries is found in the story of Aaron's rod that budded, and also in Wagner's great opera, , where the budding staff of the Pope signifies the unfolding blossoms upon the sacred rod of the Mysteries--the spinal column.