Unlucky Plants And Trees

In Greek folklore, people have a fear of sleeping under a FIG tree. On the island of Chios they say that the shadows of both fig and hazel are heavy, so it is not good to sleep under either of them Argenti amp Rose . Another aspect of this mistrust of a fig tree comes from the belief in the south of France that John the Baptist was beheaded under one. That is why the branches break off so easily, particularly on St John's Day, when anyone who climbs the tree risks a dangerous fall. Similarly in...