Reading My Way Around the World

Monday 18 December 2017

Mistletoe - Advent Scavenger Hunt Day 18

I'm at a bit of a loss today for the Mistletoe prompt as it's something we don't see around here very often - and now, after watching this video about it, I'm not sure I want it in my house again!!!  Check out the history of why we kiss under the mistletoe.

I'm joining in this month with  Julie's Advent Scavenger Hunt  


  1. Quite a few of those, I knew, but still learnt new things. My main understanding was it was a Druidic sacred plant and was used as an antidote to poisons (ironic really as it is also partially toxic) but it also had magical properties for health and happiness and was part of a ritual where bulls were sacrificed for the coming year. How it became a kissing post - who really knows!!

    1. I thought there must have been Druidic associations or else it wouldn't be so prominent at this time of year ... I've been enjoying reading all the other bits about it. It's one of the very few traditions from this time of year that I still don't like though.

  2. Hi Fil - sounds a bit doubtful doesn't it ... so I agree I think a little for decoration and a quiet kiss with one's loved one - then out of the door ... enjoy all else! Cheers Hilary

  3. Very interesting. I'm still standing under mine! Not working yet!

  4. That was interesting

    Julie xxxxx

  5. Oh dear, parasites, dun, etc... no, I don't want under the mistletoe kissing :) Hugs, dear Fil, lovely to learn that! (No irony, I love learning!)

  6. ooh, I liked this! Thanks for sharing!


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