Mistletoe. Original painting 14" x 20" is available. http://www.thomaskelly.net

Mistletoe hung in a doorway lies in wait for a visitor. Upon occupation beneath, the visitor can expect a kiss, especially at my house. That is why I hang more than one. 

Celtic druids from the first century AD viewed Mistletoe as  great energy, as it remained green when other plants grew brown and fallow. In Norse mythology, Baldur was killed by an arrow of Mistletoe, shot by an enemy.  His mother, the goddess Frigg, wept tears onto the arrow. Her tears turned into white berries that she placed onto Baldur's wound, bringing him back to life. Overjoyed, Frigg blessed the Mistletoe plant and promised a kiss to all who passed beneath it.

At my house it is decorative and fun to kiss visitors, and bring in the holidays. Please hang some at your house and welcome the New Year!!

 

 

Published by Thomas