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Stinging Nettle

Ortica dioica Other Names devil's claw, devil's plaything, nettle, burn nettle, burn hazel, burn weed Stinging nettle is a common weed found in moist shady places in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are perennial, growing up to 4 feet tall in the summer and dying back in the winter ...
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Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is a type of clear quartz that is stained brown or black. The dark color occurs when free silicon within the stone is irradiated. This occurs naturally in the environment though it can be reproduced artificially in a laboratory. Lab-darkened quartz is often exceptionally dark and uniform in color ...
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Saturnalia

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman holiday held from December 17th or the first day of Capricorn, the house of Saturn and lasted from one to five days variously through its history. The celebration of Saturnalia continued into the 4th century C.E. Like many Roman festivals, Saturnalia had public and private ...
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Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year when the sun appears at noontime to be at its lowest altitude above the horizon of the year. It occurs around December 20-22 in the Northern Hemisphere and around June 20-22 in the Southern Hemisphere. The winter solstice marks the moment when Sun is at ...
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Malachite

Malachite is copper carbonate hydroxide, a very common form of opaque copper carbonate with distinctive swirls of lighter and darker green and black. It is found in Russia, the Middle East, Romania, and Zambia. The name Malachite comes from the Greek meaning mahle "green mallow plant" or possibly from the Greek word malakos meaning "soft" alluding ...
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Midwinter

Midwinter Day is a modern Pagan holiday that takes place at the time of the Winter Solstice. Some modern Pagans use the term Midwinter as a general term for the holiday, encompassing traditional celebrations from a variety of mostly European cultures either to identify their own eclectic celebrations or to ...
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