Love and Protection
The Hawthorn Tree holds a special place in Celtic lore. The ancient spring festival Beltane is often associated with Enchantment and magic. Trees of all kinds have long been revered in Ireland and they symbolise good health & fortune, friendship, kindness, courage, happiness and peace to name a few. Of these symbols, Love and Protection are of utmost reverence in Irish history, which are embodied by the sacred Hawthorn Tree.
The Hawthorn is believed to be the most respected tree, especially in the West of Ireland and folklore tales still whisper in Connemara that bad luck befalls anyone who harms them. Known as the Faerie tree it is protected by the folk that live beneath the Hawthorn boughs. You can often see a lone Hawthorn in a field undisturbed while all around it ploughed; no one still dares to interfere with the guardians of the tree. However, politely and gratefully, the gathering of sprigs and flowers is permissible, particularly by brides who wear Hawthorn blossoms in their hair to symbolise their union of love.
This unique sculpture represents the virtues of the mighty Connemara Hawthorn and provides Protection to those bound in Love.
Each tree is unique and handmade in Galway, Ireland. Crafted from iron wire, each piece is delivered in a custom matt black presentation box which is protected with a sturdy shipping sleeve. Global shipping available.