Fern has always been one of the most mysterious and mysterious plants. Scientists claim that not a single species of fern blooms, despite this, many myths and legends are associated with the flower of this plant.
How fern legends and myths originated
Why does the fern attract such interest and why do many people treat it with some concern? The fact is that the Slavic legends about its flowering arose in ancient times.
In the old days, people tried to learn about the world with the help of superstitions and beliefs. If they saw a phenomenon incomprehensible to them, they immediately attributed magical power to it. The Slavs did not understand how a plant can reproduce in the absence of flowers. Since all the vegetation is blooming, but the fern is not, then it is definitely shrouded in mystery.
The first legend is associated with a fern flower. The Slavs believed that this plant still blooms, but this happens only once a year and on the night of Ivan Kupala. According to this legend, on the Kupala night, the god Perun defeated the demon of desiccation. Perun sent rain to the ground. At 12 o'clock in the morning a flower bloomed on the fern, it lit up with a bright red flame. The earth opened up and all the treasures that were hidden in it became visible. After that, the fern blooms every year, but the eyes of ordinary people cannot look at such a bright fire. In an instant, the flower goes out and disappears, since only the most worthy and chosen can see it.
The fern is associated with the gift of providence. That is why many people dream of getting it. The evil spirits are trying even harder to get to the magic flower. One of the myths says that anyone who has decided to find a flower needs to find a fern bush on the eve of Kupala night. Spread a tablecloth around the plant and draw a circle with a knife. After that, you need to sit in a circle and look at the bush without taking your eyes off. During the test, creepy monsters will walk around the plant, poisonous snakes will crawl to cause the most terrible fears in the daredevil. When the flower appears, it must be quickly picked, cut your hand and put it into the bleeding wound. After that, a person will begin to see everything secret and hidden.
According to another legend about a fern, a poor peasant was looking for his cow on the eve of Kupala's day, which had wandered into the meadows. At midnight the man stepped over the fern. For an instant, a wondrous flower blossomed on the bush and caught on to his shoe. At that moment, the man became invisible and was able to see his whole life. He not only quickly found the cow, but also saw the treasures buried in the ground. Taking off his shoes at home, the peasant became visible again. Suddenly a strange merchant appeared who wanted to buy an old shoe. The peasant sold this shoe and, thus, having lost the fern flower, he forgot about the treasures and treasures forever. The merchant, in fact, turned out to be a devil.
There is no evidence of a fern flower, but this does not mean that it does not exist at all. Perhaps no one could find him.