May Birthday Flower and stone
Let us present you with our May's Flower and Stone!
Belonging to the genus Crataegus, hawthorn is a member of the Rosaceae (rose) family, which also includes many food crops such as apples, cherries, and pears. Its genus name is derived from the Greek words kratos, meaning ‘strength,’ because of the great strength of the wood, and akis meaning ‘sharp’, referencing the thorns of most species. ‘Hawthorn’ can be traced back to the Old English word hagathorn, with haga meaning ‘hedge.’
Hawthorns have long been a symbol of hope. Other associations include its ability to mark the entrance to other worlds, with a strong connection to fairies. Adding to this Ancient Greeks were said to use its branches during wedding processions, while in Celtic lore, Hawthorns were thought to heal a broken heart.
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