Oak

 

NAME :  Oak


GAELIC NAME : DAIR

 

LATIN NAME : Quercus robur


COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Duir Jove's Nuts Juglans (Latin) Tanner's Bark


MEDICINAL PART : Bark


PLACES OF ORIGIN : Ireland & Europe


HABITAT :  Most areas with deep soil.


DESCRIPTION : Oaks grow as tall as 60 to 150 feet high, with a trunk diameter up to 8 feet. It is the King of the forest  The bark is pale gray and the leaves have rounded or finger-shaped lobes. The oak forests of ireland


FLOWERING PERIOD : June - July


PROPERTIES : Astringent Tonic

 

Medical Properties of Irish Herbs, Trees & Fungi

 

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MAGICAL PROPERTIES

 

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GENDER : Masculine.

PLANET : Sun.

ELEMENT : Fire

CELTIC GODS : Lugh Dagda

CELTIC GODDESS : Brigit Banba Druantia Macha Áine

POWERS : Protection Health Money Healing Potency Fertility Luck

CELTIC MONTH : May

OGHAM LETTER : D    duir

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RITUAL USES
Since the Oak was a source of food for the people of Ireland, Britain, and Europe it was respected far back into history. It was an important tree to the Druids and their rituals would normally take place in the presence of an Oak. Idols were fashioned from oak for magic ceremonies and the Oak was of prime-importance to Witches who often performed rituals beneath this tree.
MAGICAL USES

A tree as long lived and as strong as the Oak offers protection from Magic. Two twigs bound with red cord to make an equal-armed cross, makes a potent safeguard against evil. It should be hung in the house.

Acorns placed in windows guard against the entrance of lighting, and a piece carried protects its bearer from all harm. Carry an acorn against illness and pain, immortality or longevity, and to preserve youthfulness.

Planting an acorn in the dark of the moon ensures that you shall receive money in the near future. Carrying an acorn increases fertility and strengthens sexual potency. Carrying a piece of Oak draws good luck.

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Magical Properties ; Magical Powers of Irish Herbs, Trees & Fungi

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Stories, Myths & Legends Associated with the Oak

 

Crith Gablach - Brehon Law Poem

 

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