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holly twig (Reply)
2012-10-18 07:40 pm (UTC)
A possible useful reference from this online article about holly in folklore
Holly was also brought into the house variously to protect the home from malevolent faeries or to allow faeries to shelter in the home without friction
between them and the human occupants. Whichever of prickly-leaved or smooth-leaved holly was brought into the house first dictated whether the husband
or wife respectively were to rule the household for the coming year.
Also, there is a ballad titled "The Holly Twig" which is about a man who cuts a holly branch to beat his nagging wife, who is later taken off by the Devil. I take it that this can be thought of as a more active aspect of holly's ability to protect one from evil.
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