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CHRISTMAS HISTORY/THE MISTLETOE
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CHRISTMAS HISTORY/THE MISTLETOE

KISSING UNDER SPRIGS OF MISTLETOE IS YET ANOTHER PART OF THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS!  SURPRISINGLY, THE MISTLETOE STARTED THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO IN ANCIENT GREECE.  MANY ANCIENT CULTURES PRIZED MISTLETOE FOR BEING THE HEALING MAGIC NEEDED FOR MANY THINGS. ANCIENT GREEKS USED MISTLETOE FOR MENSTRUAL CRAMPS, TO SPLEEN DISORDERS.  THE ROMAN NATURALIST, PLINY THE ELDER, NOTED…

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