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The wood of the mighty oak tree is a particularly valuable kind of wood.
Oak trees were considered to be especially sacred by the Teutons, Vikings and Germanic tribes. These types of trees were of a status that made the Teutons take special care of them, for they provided materials for building their fearsome Dragon headed long boats, from which raids were made, places for the mighty to be cremated upon, and as building material to build their tribal halls and homes with.
The Germanic German tree legend of Irminsul along with the study of nature gave to the Teutons an impressive knowledge of how the ecosystem of the forest is maintained. Without the trees, the Vikings and the tribes would have no shade to rest under, nor places to hide when making an ambush and no logs for keeping them warm in the winter, or to stop their own homes from becoming a refrigerator in the cold days of the snows and ice.
The oak was sacred and holy for the Teutons as it was a representation of the God named Donar; it was he that was the original God of Thunder in ancient times. It was also he who gave the Mighty God Thor the power of the lightning bolt!
The manifestation of Donar could be just one particular tree, or a whole grove of them. The religious zealot known as saint Boniface felled the most famous Donar oak in Geismar, at Fritzlar in the 8th century; it is said of that the wood of this sacred tree went into building a great monastery and church.
Unfortunately the mighty oak became a scapegoat for other religious zealots and fanatics. It was falsely believed that the mighty Oak had become a tree that witches would supposedly use, during their alleged spell making or for coven gatherings and meeting places. Later on these special trees were redesignated as the places of the "Marien Verehrung" or "Bride of Christ" rituals.
This began as the practice of the old ways were renamed during the enforced era of christianisation. This took place during the early "Dark Ages", when religion ruled the State instead of the other way around. Old special Holy Days of the Pagan way of life and living were supplanted to fit the Roman Catholic way of doing things. Such festivals from Heathenry were renamed: Sam Hain, a Druid ritual became known as "All Saints Day" and eventually became "All Hallows Eve", eventually shortened to Halloween!
Another ritual was called Oestar, or Ishtar of the Celts, the Persians, and the mesopotamian cultures. This festival was replete with fertility icons; the fluffy bunny, the Egg, and other symbols. This holy event to Pagans and Heathens became known as "Easter", dealing with the myths found in the bible, and concerning the alleged rebirth of their leader, after the Romans executed him.
Lastly we have the Yule time rituals, in which the Evergreen tree, so named because it lived in all weather conditions throughout the year, held candles on its branches to signify the power of Life over Death, and the promise of the coming Springtime. Mistletoe, Yule Logs, and such were also parts of this ceremony. Later the Christians took over the holy pagan event and renamed it Christmas!
The Roman legion had their own type of Christmas as well, but it was not known by that name. It was known as the birthday of their favorite God, Mithras! This is why the supossed birthday of the christian saviour has been made to occur on December 25th! The biblical accounts of the time of christs birth has been researched, and discovered that He was born in October!
How convenient that the christians forbade events that had no place in their religion, and reconstructed them as their own holy days, much in the same way as the Romans had stolen the myths and ways of the Greek Gods, and made them into their own deities.
However, the old ways were not, and could not be totally eradicated and the magical meaning of the oak remained in people customs. The Oak tree was believed to be useful in the extraction of traditional remedies.
In the German fairytales it plays a meaningful role.
Its legend has always, and will forever remain unbroken in the ways of German people: "So much of the heroes brave, German and wise. Impressive calibrating woods marvellous, fresh and green " (Wagner, pine forest houses); We always keep celebration like our oaks " stood " (low Saxon song). Since ages past, in many parts of the world, have the bravest of the brave worn a crown of oak leaves as symbols of their well deserved merits!
Some Roman Emperors have also said; "I would give up all I have; my crown, my wealth, anything at all, to have deserved to wear the Oaken crown upon my head!"
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