This is the tree of Spring, representing the ripening of the earth. Sacred to Olwen and Cardea, the patroness of crafts who live in a starry castle behind the North Wind. The blossom exudes the scent of female sexuality and wreaths of Hawthorn keep away ghosts and devils. Don’t bring it inside though, else mischief may follow!
Ivy represents attachment, fidelity and eternal friendship, sacred to Palu as well as Maires and Attis. Ivy leaves are to Poet’s Crown and Bacchu’s wreath.