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Acorn Mythology Certificate
Learn all about Acorn - 'Fruit of the unenclosed land' in Celtic, Norse and Anglo Saxon mythology.


 
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Acorn - 'Fruit of the unenclosed land'.

Acorns - 'Fruit of the unenclosed land'.
Acorns appear only on adult trees and are often a symbol of patience and the fruition of long hard labour. An English proverb states that 'Great oaks from little acorns grow', urging the listener to wait for maturation of a project or idea.
In some cultures it is said that good luck will follow if acorns are carried in your pockets.

In Norse Legend Thor sheltered from a thunderstorm under an oak tree. This has led to the belief that having an acorn on a windowsill prevents the house from being struck by lightening.

The Druids frequently worshipped and practised their rites in Oak groves. In Somerset stand the two very ancient oaks of Gog and Magog named after the last male and female giants to roam Britain.

The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest is purported to be the tree where Robin Hood and his Merry Men hatched their plots.



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