The Marigold is a powerful aphrodisiac and if eaten has the power to make you see faeries and possibly open a portal into faerie land.
It is a well known symbol for good luck and constancy in love and was used in wedding bouquets and love potions.
In the west the plant is known as the drunkards due to its reputation for turning people into alcoholics when the flowers are picked. It has a variety of names including husbandsman's dial,marybud, merrygold and summer bride.
The Welsh believe that the flower could be used as a weather omen: if the flowers are not open in the morning it means rain is on the way.
Hanging a garland of marigolds over your doorway will stop evil from entering your home as it will strip a witch of her free will. If you scatter some petals under your pillows your dreams will come true.
Faerie Flora, 2013
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