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Term: Orchid

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Orchid: Orchids are considered aphrodisiacs. This belief probably came from its physical appearance. Some orchids possess a pair of tubers that have been related to testicles. The name “orchid” comes from the Greek word for testicles, orchis. Men ate the larger tuber of an orchid when they wished to have a male child, and the smaller uber when they wanted a female child.
source: The Encyclopedia of Superstitions, by Richard Webster


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Flower Fascinations from A–Z
The folklore of flowers is a fascinating subject and it is simple to work into natural spells and charms. Check out this alphabet of common garden blossoms and see what type of natural magick you can add to your next spell or charm, by employing the ...
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