Echoes of the Garden

Folklore And Myth

Salads, Good and Bad

While I was unable to find any tales of Min, I did find the following stories. In each of them, the lettuce is not the hero but the tool which enables the hero to gain what he desires. A magical plant indeed!

First is Grimm's tale The Salad. Here is the written version for your reading pleasure, or you may enjoy the audio version here.

I'm not quite sure what to make of the tale of Lazybones and the Lettuce. It seems to reward behaviors that I'm sure I don't approve of but for any naughty bunny admirers who may be reading this, you may read it here.

Beatrix Potter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This little tale is a nice demonstration of how your outlook determines your day.

Circle of Johann Amandus Winck [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I hope you have enjoyed this week's delvings and the tales presented here. Have a happy weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Please join me next week for a look at a new Noble Interest.

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My interest in plants started young. While most of my friends were playing with Barbie or dreaming of horses, I was out in the fields of our farm creating imaginary villages and caching collected seeds, roots and herbs against winter need. When I discovered the library and field guides, I realized that I had found my passion- the interaction between plants and people. While my caching habits have switched to saving more useful plants, some things don’t change. I still …
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