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habbalah
19 Feb 2016, 11:11
I've done some research, but what gods and other entities are associated with the oak tree, especially the leaves?

Norse_Angel
19 Feb 2016, 11:19
Being one of the strongest of woods, used in the building of hearty longboats, coffins, and furniture during the Viking age, Thor is associated with the Oak tree

B. de Corbin
19 Feb 2016, 11:37
Oaks are attractive to lightening - according to the stories.

DragonsFriend
19 Feb 2016, 12:39
With only a very minimal education in Wicca and less in Druidism, I would think the Oak God who dies each fall (with the leaves of the Oak) would be well associated with the leave specifically. I believe the Oak was sacred to the Druids but I don't know any Druid deity that was associated with the tree or specifically the leaves. If I wasn't so set in my ways I would spend some time researching it.

habbalah
19 Feb 2016, 12:49
Oaks are attractive to lightening - according to the stories.

That would make its association with Zeus and Thor make more sense, then.

Thorbjorn
22 Feb 2016, 07:23
Perun (Перун) and Perkūnas, who may be Slavic and Baltic views of Thor are also associated with oak.

Gleb
22 Feb 2016, 07:37
Perun (Перун) and Perkūnas, who may be Slavic and Baltic views of Thor are also associated with oak.

Thorbjorn, I thought Petun wasn't much of a good god.

Thorbjorn
22 Feb 2016, 11:39
Thorbjorn, I thought Petun wasn't much of a good god.

You might be thinking of his antagonist, Veles.


In Slavic mythology, Perun (Cyrillic: Перун) is the highest god of the pantheon and the god of thunder and lightning. His other attributes were fire, mountains, wind, the oak, iris, eagle, firmament (in Indo-European languages, this was joined with the notion of the sky of stone[2]), horses and carts, weapons (the hammer, axe (Axe of Perun), and arrow), and war. He was first associated with weapons made of stone and later with those of metal.
Perun is described as a rugged man with a copper beard.[citation needed] He rides in a chariot pulled by a goat buck and carries a mighty axe, or sometimes a hammer. The axe is hurled at evil people and spirits and will always return to his hand[citation needed]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perun

I know only a little of Slavic Paganism, but Perun sounds very much like Thor.

anunitu
22 Feb 2016, 11:53
The idea of a pure evil God,or pure good God seems hard to imagine,because even Christian GOD seems to have a duel personality(I will toss you in a burning hell,BUT I am pure LOVE kind of thing) Hard to think of a pure anything concerning a deity at times.

Louisvillian
20 Apr 2016, 03:15
As mentioned by others here, the oak tree is often associated with strength, power, and lightning. It often comes to be associated, then, with sky gods in Europe. Zeus, Thor, Perun, Jupiter, and Taranis are but a few examples.
Among the Gauls, in particular, the oak tree was associated with religious rites and knowledge. Groves of trees were often where rituals took place, and it's probably that sacred oak groves were of importance.