Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

Folk names: Tree of Death

Cypress as a Divine symbol

It is believed that the Minoans of modern-day Crete were the first to champion this long-living tree as a symbol of a higher power. It is thought that the Minoans spread the idea as part of their spread across the Meditteranean (or lack thereof). 

Planet: Saturn
Element: Earth
Gender: Feminine

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

Parts Used:

Divinities: 

  • Aphrodite (Greek)

  • Apollo (Greek)

  • Artemis (Greek)

  • Ashtoreth (Abrahamic)

  • Cupid (Greek)

  • Hebe (Greek)

  • Heqet (Egyptian)

  • Jupiter (ROman)

  • Pluto (Roman)

  • Mithras (Roman)

  • Zoroaster (Zoroastrianism)

Chakra:

Holidays:

​Magical Uses

  • Comfort

  • Eternity

  • Healing

  • Home Blessing

  • Immortality

  • Longevity

  • Protection

  • Soothes Grief

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