Sacred tree

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Hokora - A 3,000 year old tree in Takeo no Ōkusu, Japan

A sacred tree is a tree which is considered to be sacred. They featured in, for example, the ancient Greek, Hindu mythology, Celtic and Germanic mythologies. They continue to hold profound meaning in Shinto, religion in China, Altaic languages and Akan people, among other institutions. Groups are known as sacred groves.[1]

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  1. ^ Cusack (2011:171-172).


  • Cusack, Carole M. 2011. The Sacred Tree: Ancient and Medieval Manifestations. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781443830317