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There is a tale of mistletoe that tells of priests
harvesting it, never letting it touch the ground.
It thereafter was hung over doors and arches as a
sign of welcome to priests, and as a protection
against witches.

Submitter comment: Some priests still practice this for sake of
tradition.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; LONDON

Keyword(s): SAFETY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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