Sunday, December 29, 2013

Elves

Apparently elves used to be depicted on Christmas cards with the Amanita mushroom as a sign of good luck for the new year. They just so happen to also be Santa's little helpers in Christmas folklore.  I didn't find any particular information as to the possible connection with the Shaman legend, but they remind me of the garden gnomes who are also often depicted with the mushroom. 

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