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To: GSlob

I saw a movie--the "Satanic Rites of Dracula"(with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee if I recall)--where hawthorn was deadly to ol' Dracula 'cause tradition said the crown of thorns was made from this wood...


21 posted on 03/06/2007 5:19:18 PM PST by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed says keep rockin' in the name of liberty!)
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To: Ransomed

Ash tree is not from the movies, but from the good old medieval practice. Hawthorn works much worse- one could not get a stake sufficiently thick and sturdy, as hawthorn is a thin plant. Just look at that photo. His, excuse me, "stake" is something like an inch in diameter. It is more like a rod for chastising. And a proper ash stake would be at least 2, or still better, 3 inches thick.


24 posted on 03/06/2007 5:31:04 PM PST by GSlob
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