History of Mistletoe: Why is it the Kissing plant?

Mistletoe (Smithsonian)

We’ve mentioned that mistletoe was prominent in the traditions of the Druids and the lore of northern Europe. The Druids used the mistletoe of their sacred oak as part of their ritual five days after the new moon following the Winter .

In the Middle Ages, it was hung from ceilings or placed above stable and house doors with the belief that it would drive off…