Ribbons tied to a hawthorn “Fairy tree” at the hill of Tara, Co Meath, Ireland. Fairy trees are considered sacred and on occasion ribbons,
The Wishing Fairy Tree at the Hill of Tara! Bring some ribbon to tie on the branches and make a wish to the fairies
Huathe ~ Hawthorn Obstructions, Obstacles, being held back.. File:Ogham vertical letter uath.svg Huathe is a tree of enchantment, a fairy tree associated with the virgin Goddess Olwen. Solitary Hawthorn trees or bushes are often to be found near wells and springs and the Celts saw them as entrances or portals to the magical Otherworld. The famous Glastonbury Thorn is a Hawthorn.
Kodama (Japanese Dryad): These spirits are considered to nimbly bustle about mountains at will. A kodama in its outer appearance looks very much like an ordinary tree, but when one attempts to cut it down, one would become cursed etc., and is thus considered to have some kind of mysterious supernatural power. Those trees that have kodama living in them are passed down by the elderly of that area over successive generations and protected,.
The Ghillie Dhu ~ A fairy (perhaps originally considered a deity) guardian of the trees in Scottish mythology. The Ghillie is kind to children, but generally wild and shy. Said to be dark haired, he is particularly fond of birch trees and is most active at night. Ghillies wear clothing made from sewn together leaves and knitted grass and mosses.
Trim Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland - the ruins are all that remains of Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle. Construction on the castle started in 1175 by by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter during the Norman Invasion of Ireland. The castle was used in the movie Braveheart.
Keeper of the Plains, Wichita, Kansas. On May 18, 1974 a ceremony took place to dedicate the Keeper of the Plains. The majestic 44-foot sculpture was designed by Blackbear Bosin (1921-1980), a Kiowa-Comanche and internationally-recognized artist. The sculpture was placed at the confluence of the little and big Arkansas Rivers which is considered a sacred site by Native Americans and was home to the Wichita tribe for many years.
Love the Wedding Tree~The tree starts w/ the bride and groom adding their fingerprints in the middle of the "tree" and then the tree "grows" leaves during the reception as each guest adds their leaf (fingerprint) to the tree! The trees are amazing at the end of the reception~once matted and framed it's a great gift for any couple!
Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, considered as one of the sacred monasteries in Bhutan.This monastery is perched on a high and steep
Considered to be highly collectable are the....Tiffany, Handel & Co.,and Pairpoint lamps.
Indian Hindu devotees perform a ritual by lighting diyas - earthen lamps - on the occasion of Karthika month in Hyderabad on Nov. 26, 2012. Karthika month is one of the most auspicious months in the lunar calendar which begins on the day after Diwali, the Festival of Lights and ends after 30 days. It is considered very sacred by the devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM
Nealie Collins and friends havin' a wee bit of the gossip on market day at Macroom ... Co. Cork, Ireland
Enchanted Woods (Winterthur, DE) Discover the magic of a fairy-tale garden, a unique children's garden at Winterthur. In a three-acre plot of the, the fairy folk created a magical landscape for children of all ages! Canopied by majestic oak trees, Enchanted Woods has been taken over by the woodland fairies who live here and is transformed into a place of enchantment, mystery, and discovery. From the Tulip Tree House to the Faerie Cottage, children will find a new world to explore.
The Dark Hedges II. Co Antrim, N. Ireland. An interesting attraction is the Dark Hedges, an avenue of beech trees south of Ballycastle near Armoy. Ballypatrick Forest lies on the Ballycastle to Cushendall road and has a number of view points, walks, a scenic drive, and picnic areas.
The eagle feathers tied to the young maiden’s hair on the top of her head, stood tall. The plume of the eagle feathers carries a slow movado to the right and left. The beat of the drum is known to the Apaches as the heartbeat of The Earth Mother. The songs are for the Maiden. So sacred are the young maiden girls, The Apache dedicate their positive supernatural energy to surround the maiden as a force field, for her whole life, and to continue the blessing even after.
DryadA dryad (Δρυάδες, sing.: Δρυάς) is a tree nymph, that is a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak". Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. They were normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.
The study of sacred geometry was passed down over thousands of years from the ancient mystery schools. The most common geometries considered sacred are the Egyptian Flower of Life, the Hebrew Vesica Piscis and the Italian Borromean Rings (also known as the Holy Trinity). Of course, there are a great many more, such as the Kaballah,…
Black Shiva Lingam Stone Black Shiva Lingams are rare and considered very sacred. These contain highly protective energies. At one time they were exclusively limited to the religious of The Hindu Temples. Only recently has this revered stone of India become available for export.
Fairy Hill, Skye. There are fairy hills, or knolls, across Scotland, but some of the most famous are in Skye. It was on one particular hill way back in the midst of time that Iain Òg MacCrimmon was said to have been practising for a piping competition. A fairy woman heard him and approached him saying: Your handsome looks and sweet music/Have brought you a fairy sweetheart/I bequeath you this silver chanter/At the touch of your fingers/It will always bring forth the sweetest music.
South Indian wedding Thali / Mangalsutra. Put on a sacred thread and tied around the bride's neck by the groom, and is later moved to a gold chain.
A Nemeton was a sacred space of ancient Celtic religion. Nemeta appear to have been primarily situated in natural areas, and, as they often utilized trees, they are often interpreted as sacred groves. by Claude@Munich, via Flickr
Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩) are a couple of small rocky stacks in the sea off Futami, Mie, Japan joined by a shimenawa, considered sacred by worshippers at the neighbouring Futami Okitama Shrine. According to Shinto, the rocks represent the union of the creator of kami, Izanagi and Izanami. The rocks celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. The rope weighing over a ton, must be replaced several times a year in a special ceremony. The larger rock, said to be male, has a small torii at its peak.
In Norse folklore, both the Acorn and its bearer, the oak tree, bring good fortune. The Vikings associated oak trees with Thor, the god who created thunder and lightning with his great anvil and hammer. Because the tree attracted lightning, it was sacred to Thor. Thus they believed that the Acorn, the fruit of the oak tree, was always spared the god's wrath, and so they began putting a lone Acorn on their windowsills to protect their houses from
Elder trees are said to have magical powers, and people in Denmark and Germany honoured the Old Lady of the Elder Trees, a Holda-like spirit who lives within each tree and watches over every tree of the elder family. She was said to appear on moonlit nights as an old lady dressed in black, a white shawl about Her shoulders. In olden days, elderberry wine would be poured on the roots and a special prayer recited.