King of Trees Picture

Oak – the king of trees. Oak symbolizes fire, longevity, power and protection. Staying under the oak strengthens natural powers of man. In the shadow of oak’s leaves were taking place coronations, trials and important deliberations. Also sacrifices often were made under oaks. It was believed that huge hollows in trunks are gates to the underworld

In the Slavic mythology oak is representation of the Universe and the symbol of axis mundi.

Photo was taken in Rogalin (Poland) – a place known from its 700-year-old oak trees. The three most famous are called Lech, Czech & Rus.

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