Description: Kissing under a branch of the mistletoe will lead to marriage
Origin: Ancient Greek, or Norse
As well as being sacred to British druids, who admired its ability to grow in oak trees, mistletoe was considered a sacred plant by the ancient Greeks and its link with kissing is reported to come from them.
But Norse mythology has a different story. After a misadventure involving Loki and the death of the god Baldr, mistletoe was appointed as a sacred plant of peace; thereafter any enemies who met beneath a mistletoe plant were obliged to lay down their arms and keep a truce until the next day.
KISSING UNDER MISTLETOE
WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO KISS . . .
WHO YOU END UP KISSING . . .
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
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