Do you know the myth of why people kiss under mistletoe?
a Norse myth
Balder, the son of Odin,
was the most beloved by the other Gods
so much that they wanted to protect him
from all the dangers in the world.
His mother, Frigg, took an oath
from fire and water,metal,stone, and every living thing that they would never hurt Balder.
At a gathering,they tested him.
Stones,arrows and flame were all hurled at him.
But there was one God who wasn’t so enamored of Balder.
The God of mischief, Loki.
Loki discovered that Frigg had forgotten to ask mistletoe
a tiny,seemingly harmless plant
and completely overlooked.
Loki fashioned a dart out of mistletoe
and it killed Balder.
Frigg was heartbroken.
She decreed that mistletoe would never again be used as a weapon
and that she would place a kiss on anyone
who passed under
So now we hang mistletoe underneath our door
during the holidays
so that we will never overlook it again.
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