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    Posted: 03-Nov-2014 at 15:10
Have you ever wandered why oak trees and oak groves were considered sacred in the past? Maybe the reason is that oaks are one of the most useful trees in the world. 

You can read more here:

http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.ie/2014/10/oaks.html
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Nov-2014 at 17:44
''Maybe the reason is that oaks are one of the most useful trees in the world.''


So is virtually any 'hardwood'.

But squirrels seem to like them...so I'm in.
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  Quote Ollios Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Nov-2014 at 00:06
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  Quote dublin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Nov-2014 at 15:59
One of the main reason why trees were made sacred was because they were useful. The oaks were not the only useful trees which became holy trees. One thing that I noticed while I was researching the holy trees in Slavic and Celtic tradition was that all the holy trees fell into the category of extremely useful trees. I noticed that all holy trees of old either had edible fruit or nuts (oak, hazelnut, apple, pear) or were good for making tools and particularly fire making equipment (alder, elder) or for making weapons like spears (ash), or for making boats (oak, linden-lime) or for making cordage (heather, birch, willow, hazel, beech, yew, pine, spruce, linden-lime). Basically making them holy ensured that they are spared and preserved during the slash and burn land clearing practices.

Now have a look at the Celtic holy trees: 

1.1 Oak
1.2 Ash
1.3 Apple
1.4 Hazel
1.5 Alder
1.6 Elder
1.7 Yew



In my last post I talked about Oaks and how useful they were and are to people. The last thing that I said in my last post is that acorns had been eaten by humans since at least late Paleolithic times right up to modern times, and that I would write about acorns and acorn eaters in my next few posts. In this post I write about archaeological evidence we have for human consumption of acorns during the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper age, Bronze age and Iron age. I hope you find the data presented in this post as eye opening as I did find it, and that you will start seeing acorns in a completely different light from now on.  

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It is very interesting that I could not find any data for acorns being found on the sites of the Yamna culture and Cucuteni Trypillian cultre. Why? Did I just miss the available data or were these two cultures different from the rest of the Old European cultures? Is it because these two cultures were the true Steppe cultures as opposed to all the other European cultures which were forest cultures? 

I also could not find any data for acorns being found on the sites in Britain and Ireland. Again did I just miss the available data or are Britain and Ireland in some way different from the rest of Europe? 

I would greatly appreciate any help in answering these two questions.
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  Quote Mountain Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Nov-2014 at 17:16
Originally posted by dublin

Have you ever wandered why oak trees and oak groves were considered sacred in the past? Maybe the reason is that oaks are one of the most useful trees in the world. 

You can read more here:

http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.ie/2014/10/oaks.html


Oak trees live for centuries.

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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Oct-2016 at 09:36
It's interesting to note that Oaks are not native to "Oak Island" and no Oak trees now survive there.

The legend is that Oaks were planted there, by whoever it was that built the money pit. Supposedly to distinguish it from the dozens of other Islands in that region.

Acorns and other nuts were an important part of the Native American diet.
Nutting stones are a commonly found artifact.







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