Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom
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Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom

By Richard Folkard
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Table of Contents
  • PLANT LORE, LEGENDS, and LYRICS.
  • PREFACE.
  • Principal Works Referred to.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • List of Illustrations.
  • Part the First.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • CHAPTER I. The World-Trees of the Ancients.
      • The Norse World-Tree.
      • The Hindu World-Tree.
      • The World-Tree of the Buddhists.
      • The Iranian World-Tree.
      • The Assyrian Sacred Tree.
      • The Mother Tree of the Greeks, Romans, and Teutons.
    • The Norse World-Tree.
    • The Hindu World-Tree.
    • The World-Tree of the Buddhists.
    • The Iranian World-Tree.
    • The Assyrian Sacred Tree.
    • The Mother Tree of the Greeks, Romans, and Teutons.
    • CHAPTER II. The Trees of Paradise and the Tree of Adam.
      • The Tree of life.
      • The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
      • The Tree of Adam.
    • The Tree of life.
    • The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
    • The Tree of Adam.
    • CHAPTER III. Sacred Trees & Plants of the Ancients.
    • CHAPTER IV. Floral Ceremonies, Wreaths, and Garlands.
      • Well-Flowering.
      • Bridal Floral Ceremonies.
      • Floral Games and Festivals.
      • Garlands, Chaplets, and Wreaths.
    • Well-Flowering.
    • Bridal Floral Ceremonies.
    • Floral Games and Festivals.
    • Garlands, Chaplets, and Wreaths.
    • CHAPTER V. Plants of the Christian Church.
      • Plants of the Virgin Mary.
      • The Plants of Our Saviour.
      • The Crown of Thorns.
      • The Wood of the Cross.
      • Plants of the Crucifixion.
      • The Tree of Judas Iscariot.
      • The Plants of St. John.
      • Flowers of the Saints.
      • Flowers of the Church’s Festivals.
      • Gospel Oaks and Memorial Trees.
    • Plants of the Virgin Mary.
    • The Plants of Our Saviour.
    • The Crown of Thorns.
    • The Wood of the Cross.
    • Plants of the Crucifixion.
    • The Tree of Judas Iscariot.
    • The Plants of St. John.
    • Flowers of the Saints.
    • Flowers of the Church’s Festivals.
    • Gospel Oaks and Memorial Trees.
    • CHAPTER VI. Plants of the Fairies and Naiades.
      • Fairy Revels.
      • Fairy Plants.
      • Plants of the Water Nymphs and Fays.
    • Fairy Revels.
    • Fairy Plants.
    • Plants of the Water Nymphs and Fays.
    • CHAPTER VII. Sylvans, Wood Nymphs, and Tree Spirits.
      • Sacred Groves and their Denizens.
      • Tree Spirits.
    • Sacred Groves and their Denizens.
    • Tree Spirits.
    • CHAPTER VIII. Plants of the Devil.
      • Noxious, Deadly, and Ill-Omened Plants.
    • Noxious, Deadly, and Ill-Omened Plants.
    • CHAPTER IX. Plants of the Witches.
      • Plants used for Charms and Spells.
      • Plants Antagonistic to Witchcraft.
    • Plants used for Charms and Spells.
    • Plants Antagonistic to Witchcraft.
    • CHAPTER X. Magical Plants.
      • Magic Wands and Divining Rods.
    • Magic Wands and Divining Rods.
    • CHAPTER XI. Fabulous, Wondrous, and Miraculous Plants.
      • Wondrous Plants.
      • Plants Bearing Inscriptions and Figures.
      • Vegetable Monstrosities.
      • Miraculous Trees and Plants.
      • Father Garnet’s Straw.
    • Wondrous Plants.
    • Plants Bearing Inscriptions and Figures.
    • Vegetable Monstrosities.
    • Miraculous Trees and Plants.
    • Father Garnet’s Straw.
    • CHAPTER XII. Plants Connected with Birds and Animals.
      • Plants connected with Animals.
    • Plants connected with Animals.
    • CHAPTER XIII. The Doctrine of Plant Signatures.
      • The Old Herbals and Herbalists.
    • The Old Herbals and Herbalists.
    • CHAPTER XIV. Plants and the Planets.
      • Plants of the Moon.
      • The Man in the Moon.
    • Plants of the Moon.
    • The Man in the Moon.
    • CHAPTER XV. Plant Symbolism and Language.
      • Ancient Floral Vocabulary.
      • A Dictionary of Flowers.
    • Ancient Floral Vocabulary.
    • A Dictionary of Flowers.
    • CHAPTER XVI. Funeral Trees and Plants.
      • Old English Funeral Customs.
      • Plants as Death Portents.
    • Old English Funeral Customs.
    • Plants as Death Portents.
  • Part the Second.
    • ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF PLANTS.
  • Footnotes.
  • Index to Legends and Myths.
  • General Index.
  • Index of Plant Names.
  • Transcriber’s Notes.
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