Trees in the cottage or backyard - not only an element of landscape design, but your own piece of nature within walking distance. However, not all trees were privileged to be planted on a person’s land tenure. For example, many people, especially those living in rural areas, are afraid to plant spruce next to their home, considering that green or blue spruce on the plot is a bad omen. Why spruce got such a bad name, where from this popular superstition legs grow - read in the presented article.
Bad luck - spruce on the site: treatment options
Spruce, ordinary green or blue, - a plant with good decorative qualities. The beautiful color of the needles, which does not change throughout the year, and the fluffy fragrant branches of this tree can decorate even the most ordinary-looking land tenure, and with their gloomy, gray and dull winter days add some bright colors to the decoration of any plot.
But sometimes prejudices in people turn out to be stronger than any arguments and common sense. The same thing happened with the Christmas tree. The people for some reason imagined that the spruce on the site - bad luck, nothing good promising. Consider at least the interpretation of this superstition:
- If a plant spruce near the house, within his yard - it will turn around the death of someone from the household, once the tree will grow above the roof dwellings. Sign, popular in small villages and villages.
- Planted tree next to the house will lead to death put her manwhen will above this person.
- Spruce - loneliness tree. If you put it on the plot near the house, then lonely households will never find couples (or marriage will be unsuccessful), and in couples happens divorce.
- Spruce - tree muzhegon. She drives men out of the house, and in young families does not allow her son to appear.
- Spruce on the plot is a bad omen, as leads the dead. Superstition is connected with the fact that there used to be a ritual ceremony, when dead people were surrounded with fir branches.
- Spruce - a vampire tree. Planted on the plot, it sucks the vital energy of the household.
From the above interpretations, it becomes clear why some particularly superstitious personalities disliked the spruce — after all, her people's reputation was unenviable. People are reasonable and free from any prejudice, do not pay any attention to this sign and gladly grow this tree in their area, rejoicing in its beauty and decoration.
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Scientific rationale for superstition
Almost all superstitions can be explained scientifically. Accept associated with spruce in the area, various scientists give their logical explanation.
What do historians say?
From the point of view of historians, the bad omen - the spruce on the site - is associated with the living conditions of the inhabitants of Russia. In the old days, the vast majority of houses in villages was built of wood. And spruce, as you know, has the ability to quickly ignite even from a small spark of fire. It is quite logical to assume that the flame from a high burning tree could immediately spread to the house, to the house structures and even spread throughout the village, which, ultimately, would lead to a major fire and disastrous consequences (and it is possible that also).
Another tendency was to eat, especially when standing alone, to attract a thunderbolt (it is not for nothing that it is not recommended to hide from the rain under a tree in a thunderstorm). If lightning strikes a tree, it can also end in fire.
Another feature of the spruce is the thick and massive crown. Now remember what the houses of the peasants were in the days of Russia: low, with a chimney. If a fir tree grew next to such a house and after a few years it became higher than this building, then the risk of getting angry in this dwelling increased, as a dense crown could block the pipe and cut off oxygen.
That is why the inhabitants of the countryside in ancient times feared to plant spruce next to their houses. Over time, these fears and turned into a bad sign that the spruce on the site - to death and disaster.
Cultural scholars associate the emergence of signs about spruce with the beliefs of some peoples of the Finno-Ugric language group, who considered this tree as a link between two worlds - the world of the living and the world of the dead. For example:
- among the Karelians the rite of confession was eaten;
- The Komi brought fir branches to a sorcerer who was dying; he also confessed before this tree and quietly left this world.
Finno-Ugric peoples attached sacramental significance to almost all coniferous trees. Evergreen trees were a symbol of immortality and eternal life, they were attributed to divine power.
Opinion of bioenergy scientists
The version of bioenergy and esoteric is connected with the belief that spruce is a vampire tree. They argue that the tree pulls someone else's vital energy and produces negative energy that has a bad effect on people only in the summer season. In winter, the spruce behaves exactly the opposite: the tree is divided by accumulated auspicious energy with others - therefore, it is recommended that those who find it difficult to have a cold season more often take walks in the fir forest during this period.
Should I listen to accept?
Perhaps, in the times of our forefathers, superstition about the tree justified itself. With the help, the ancient people tried to explain the incomprehensible phenomena around them, which allowed them to live in harmony with nature, with the surrounding world.
Folk superstitions are undoubtedly a well of wisdom and natural ingenuity of our ancestors. But in the XXI century, most of them have lost their relevance. The same applies to the bad omen about eating on the site. The overwhelming majority of modern houses are built of stone, and the number of floors in them often exceeds one.
Spruce is also now regarded as a New Year tree. Therefore, many people plant a Christmas tree in their summer cottage or garden plots. You must agree that it is much more pleasant, more fun and more interesting to drive round dances around a live symbol of the New Year than to contemplate the dead beauty of an artificial Christmas tree. Especially for celebrating the New Year, the blue spruce will suit - its fluffy branches will harmoniously fit into the solemn atmosphere of the event.
Listening to the bad omen about eating at the site or not is the subjective matter of each person. Belief in various popular superstitions carries, rather, a psychological aspect. Often, trusting in bad beliefs, weak-tempered people defend themselves against the events of cruel reality: it is easier for them to shift the responsibility for the negative to a natural object and thus endure the trouble or sorrow that has happened.