Saturday 12 December 2015
mistletoe. I took the picture in Brittany when I went there back in April. I wouldn't have noticed it had it not been from my mother in law. As mistletoe is of course associated with Christmas, I wanted to publish the picture here for Christmastime. But you might not know why it is associated with it. There are a few reasons dating back from Pagan times, but this one is my favourite: mistletoe was used by the evil Norse God Loki to murder the god Balder, an event that was an omen for the Ragnarok. Another of the many reasons why I find Norse mythology so fitting for Christmastime. Anyway, so this small plant committed deicide. Ironic isn't it?