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April 6th, 2012

Parsley @ 03:58 pm

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From:ashkitty
Date:April 6th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
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It goes back to the Greeks, who used to put it on gravesites, iirc. There's a bit in Plutarch where he says one of the Celtic tribes scared off a Roman invasion by sending donkeys covered in parsley at them. I think in earlier times it was only safe for a male head of household to plant on Good Friday and definitely not for virgins as they risked the Devil getting them pregnant.
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From:sollersuk
Date:April 6th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
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I can see beliefs associated with parsley but why do the seeds have to go to Hell before they can germinate?

Yes, it's a real discipline!

Folklore: It's not just for peasants anymore.