Hawthorn ~Sceach Gheal
Other names: Whitethorn, fairy thorn, May blossom, Maybush, Bread and cheese tree, Haw tree
Language of Flowers & Symbolism: Hope (especially in love), new beginnings, rebirth & fertility
In Irish lore, the Hawthorne is the most sacred tree of the fairies and is considered especially magical if found growing solitarily. Any foolish enough to meddle with such a tree could surely expect the faeries wrath to find him. It is also said that wearing a sprig of Hawthorn will soothe a bout of sadness and depression and surely few sights are better for the soul after a long Winter than the first heady blossoms of Hawthorne scenting the hedges with a promise of Summer. Hawthorn is also known as May blossom, the sacred tree of May eve celebrations and was kept on a dresser through the month of May to keep evil at bay and invite good luck into the house.
This gorgeous pendant features a cast from a real Hawthorne branch, gathered in Spring while still in bud and cast in Sterling silver and hangs on an 18 inch Sterling silver chain.
The simple circular design is a really lovely nod to Hawthorns association with rebirth and new beginnings. A symbol of the cyclical nature of the seasons and life itself and a gentle reminder that light can only be borne out of darkness.
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