Walk softly when you walk among Hawthorns

Walk softly or you might intrude the fairies.

A Hawthorn is considered a fairy tree, it is believed to be extremely bad luck to cut one down, remove branches, or even hang things upon it  in case you disturb the little folk.

The Hawthorn symbolizes fertility peace prosperity and binding. This tree is associated with sexuality and destruction. It was though that sleeping in a house with hawthorn blossoms would cause great misfortune.

Although on May Day the blossom are placed at the based of the May Pole.
The gathering of hawthorn blossoms was known has “goin a maying”.

In the legends of Cu Chulain a goddess pronounces a curse on him in crow form and flys to a thicket of hawthorns known has “hawthorn of the crow”. ¹.

¹. Ireland Calling

Happy weekend to all of you ❤ …and a joyous walk 🙂

24 thoughts on “Walk softly when you walk among Hawthorns

    • Thank you. Jacint. I don’t think the world can get enough fairy tales ❤ 🙂
      Wish you a very nice week too 🙂
      All the best,

  1. 10.30 am Monday. The winds have subsided but it has been raining all night & it’s still raining. Clodagh is such a lovely name it makes me wonder why storms which cause so much damage are given names at all. The last storm here (not that long ago) was called Barney!

    • 12.10 pm Monday. Wind 9 m/s from gusts up to 19 m/s. Warning of high sea levels
      The fiercest winds were at 45.9 m/s or about 165 km/h. The maximum average wind was measured at 35.9 m/s or about 129 km/h. Similar to hurricane-like storm. Roofs are torn off houses and trees up by the roots. No casualties.
      Keep your hat and your smile on, Ash 🙂

  2. Lovely photos Hanna! I wish the weather here was like those pictures; we’ve got strong gales & much rain so no walking today! Happy indoor weekend!

    • Thank you, Ash 🙂 Your weather is coming my way and it has already started to rain and hail. This evening storm with gusts of hurricane force enters from the west.
      All the best!!

      • It’s 14.00 & the wind has dropped but the sky is black & full of rain. The storm is called CLODAGH.

      • Hi again, Ash 🙂 It’s 19.00 and the weather is getting interesting in Denmark too. The storm is called An English telling about Gorm. I fancy your name: Clodagh and maybe it’s a bigger monster than ours. Only time can tell. Anyway hope that nobody gets hurt!!
        Wish you a nice evening,

    • Querido Leo. Gracias por tu comentario preciosa usted. Creo que es una temporada bien elegido para las hadas y los los goblins ❤ 🙂

  3. Happy weekend to you too, Hanna! Thank you for the fascinating information about the Hawthorn Tree. This was new to me. Thank you also for the beautiful richly coloured photos. They are so pleasing to the eyes. 🙂

    • Hi Jane. I can thank Google and Calling Ireland for that: Ireland Calling, a site that contains many nice details.
      I tried a lot of processing with my photos.
      One of the images means something special to me. It is ‘the stags and the crows’.
      It was a foggy day in the forest. I walked through a wooden thicket and suddenly the stags were there, surrounded by the crows.
      Upon my arrival the crows flew up and that incident has created an imprint in my mind – an enchanted atmosphere ❤
      All the best,

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