Broom Bloom!

In Welsh mythology, Blodeuwedd is the name of a woman made from the flowers of broom, meadowsweet and the oak by Math fab Mathonwy and Gwydion to be the wife of Lleu Llaw Gyffes. Her story is part of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, the tale of Math son of Mathonwy.

A traditional rhyme from Sussex says: “Sweep the house with blossed broom in May/sweep the head of the household away.” Despite this, it was also common to include a decorated bundle of broom at weddings. Ashes of broom were used to treat dropsy, while its strong smell was said to be able to tame wild horses and dogs.

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7 Responses to Broom Bloom!

  1. tootlepedal says:

    Our broom hasn’t flowered yet so it is nice to see yours.

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  2. artistphilipherman says:

    Wow! Your blog comments are fantastic. A world of information. And the photos are exquisite.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. arlene says:

    Broom flower, what a lovely photo.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. danupondrake says:

    Bloom flower, BLOOM!! Nice post

    Like

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