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Are forests and trees considered self sufficient and self reliant? Or is there any lore on caretakers of the forests?

To the ancient Celts, certain trees, especially the oak, ash and thorn, held special significance. To the Celts, Druids and many other peoples of the old world, certain trees held special ...
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Are forests and trees considered self sufficient and self reliant? Or is there any lore on caretakers of the forests?

Well, I know that with the Ancient Celts the tree of life was a big thing to their culture, to the extent they believed they were trees, or came from trees. They saw them as the symbol for balance, ...
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Is there a world tree in Greek mythology?

It's true that a world tree does not appear in mainstream Greek mythology. However the concept wasn't completely unknown to the Greeks. In fact, a world tree - and more specifically a winged oak - ...
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Is there a world tree in Greek mythology?

It isn't referred to in any obvious terms as a "world-tree" in the mainstream mythology, but the concept might be present in the story of the wedding of Zeus and Hera, with which Zeus' favourite ...
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What species of tree is meant in the Dangun myth of Korea?

神檀樹 in Literary Chinese literally means: 神 (shén) : spirit / deity 檀 (tán): sandalwood / hardwood 樹 (shù): tree Translating 神檀樹 as "Divine Betula" is not supported by the characters. 檀 (tán) would ...
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Have Adam and Eve ever eaten the fruit from Tree of Life?

Nope, they did not get that tasty fruit that would have granted them eternal life: Now the Lord God said, "Behold man has become like one of us, having the ability of knowing good and evil, and ...
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Have Adam and Eve ever eaten the fruit from Tree of Life?

Yes, He warned them off the fruit, lest they die and, no, they were expelled from the garden because of their disobedience towards God's will. All of which strikes me as unfair insofar as it's akin to ...
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