Sunday, September 14, 2008

Grove, the dwelling of the gods...

Ovid writes: There was a grove below the Avantine dark with the shade of oaks and when you saw it you would say there is a deity there a numen. Similarly the Elder Pliny use to assert:  Trees were the temples of spirits and […] according to ancient rituals simple farming communities even now dedicate an outstanding tree to a god.  We worship groves and their very silence.

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