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by Fire_Opal

(Fraxinus excelsior or F. americana)
Folk Names: Nion
Gender: Hot
Planet: Sun
Element: Water
Associated Deities: Poseidon, Woden, Thor, Mars, Gwidion, Neptune
Parts Used: Leaves, branches
Basic Powers: Protection
Specific Uses: Carve some of the wood into an equal armed cross as a protection against drowning. The Witch's Broom is made from an ash staff, together with birch twigs and a willow binding. Magic healing wands are often made from ash branches. If the mandrake is not available, poppets are carved of ash roots to be used in healing and other rituals. Place ash leaves beneath the pillow to induce prophetic dreaming. Use in sea rituals of all kinds.