Feeling Like a Roman Commander
Oftentimes successful Roman military commanders are depicted wearing a crown of bay leaves around their heads as a symbol of their zeal and cunning. And while it is true that most of those crowns were in fact made out of bay leave they sometimes were also made out of ivy or other plants. But that is not all. Ivy was a very popular plant all throughout Roman history. Just like today people used to plant ivy outside their houses and let it slowly grow larger and larger until it covered the whole building. Sometimes it also was cut off, dried and then used for decorative purposes.
But not only the Romans liked their ivy, nearly all other ancient cultures interpreted this plant as having magical abilities. Especially the Celts and the Picts were fond of this evergreen plant.
If you too want to feel like a Roman or a Celt then you should start doing so by decorating your home accordingly. Ivy is a good starter. It also makes for a great and unique present.
Ivy Facts and Data
- One bunch of ivy
- Approx. 40 cm in length
- Naturally dried
- Ideal for making Roman style crowns
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