Friday, October 26, 2007

Honey

Myths, folklore & symbolism

"One of the alchemists' signs for honey."

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7 comments:

  1. I wonder how that came about to signify honey?

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  2. You know, that's a great question. Off I go the researchmobile, Batman!

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  3. Yay for research. You're the best!

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  4. :D

    I found this great article at Endicott Studios (of course): http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrMilkHoney3.html

    Love this quote: "The common bee understands the secret of the great alchemical metaphor misunderstood by the alchemists of a hundred ages: the bee collects the nectar of the land unto itself and then produces gold to feed the world."

    You know, I think, if you squint, the ideogram for honey looks a bit like a bee. Hmmm...

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  5. Julie - I love Endicott Studios. Did you see the Grandmother Death story on the blog yesterday? I loved it.

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  6. Hey,
    I stumbled on this recently. You might find it interesting too: http://freemansgarden.blogspot.com/2006/06/sigewif.html

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  7. Dan - that's fantastic!!! Thank you for the link.

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