MAPLE

ACER SPP.

POWERS ASSOCIATED: Love, Longevity, Money

-It is said that a child passed through the branches of a maple tree will have a long life.

-Branches of maple trees have long been used as magical wands.

-Maple leaves are used in love spells and money rituals.

-Swiss folklore states that a number of dwarfs used to sit on the branch of a maple to watch haymaking. One night the branch was cut through, making it dangerous to sit upon. When the dwarves came to sit on the branch they fell to the ground. The people laughed at them, and the dwarves never returned to the place again.

-Planting a branch of the Maple tree in a house was said to ensure that bats would not enter. Branches were also placed around stork eggs for protection.

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