Viscum: Latin viscum = bird glue (sticky fruits); "Mistletoe"
albatus: dressed in white
other names: Thunder Broom, Drudenfuss, Witch's Broom, Witch's Nest
Mistletoe was already known in ancient mythology and was used by the Gallic priests, the druids, as a remedy and for ritual activities. It was not only considered a miracle plant against diseases, but was also revered as a sanctuary, as a sign of everlasting life.
The Germans believed that the gods scattered the mistletoe seeds in the trees, so they were a gift from heaven. Some old customs are still maintained today. In some countries, such as Switzerland, mistletoe is a symbol of fertility.
There is a ritual in England that a sprig of mistletoe is hung over the door at Christmas time and the young lady who is under the sprig of mistletoe may be kissed on the spot.
In France , on New Year''s Day, mistletoe is also hung over the door and everyone kisses relatives and friends underneath.
You will receive a mistletoe here, similar to the picture.