Sound value: D
Literal meaning: Oak
Features: Large deciduous tree (Beech Family)
Uses: Strong long-lasting timber, only wood to mature wines/spirits in. Medicinal uses
North Central Florida
Features: Laurel Oak is a semi-evergreen tree; Water Oak is a deciduous tree (Beech Family)
Uses: For wood, & acorns are major wildlife food resource.
Laurel Oak: wood used for fuel wood & making paper, & in large timbers.
Water Oak: wood is used for lumber and fuel wood. +
Modern divinatory meaning: Solid protection, doorway to mysteries, inner strength, courage
Animal symbolism (based on traditional lore): stag
Bird symbolism (based on traditional lore): wren
Associated deities: Dione, diana, Rhea, Cybele, Circe, Athene, Demeter, Brigid, Blodeuwedd, Ceeridwen, Zeus, Jupiter, Pan, Esys, Odin, Dagda, Herne
Calendar: Duir is associated with the seventh lunar month of the Celtic year, May. (Using the Celtic tree calendar system that has 13 ‘months’ starting in November, as popularized by Liz and Colin Murray. Other calendars are also used, most notably the calendar devised by the poet Robert Graves in his 1948 book White Goddess.)