Sound value: E/EA
Literal meaning: Aspen
Pronounced as “EH-yuh”
Features: Deciduous tree that sends up suckers to grow in natural groves. Found in sunny wet areas. (Willow Family)
Uses: Wood for misc items, i.e. shields. Medicinal uses.
North Central Florida
Note: no direct local native equivalent found- this is not a Populus spp. tree, but has similar features to aspen.
Features: Medium to large deciduous tree (Altingiaceae Family)
Uses: used as flooring, furniture, veneers, home interiors, & other lumber applications, used as paper pulp, & to make baskets. Resin used. Medicinal uses. +
Modern divinatory meaning: Courage & perseverance; Protects by shielding & resisting, gift from winds
Animal symbolism (based on traditional lore): horse
Bird symbolism (based on traditional lore): swan
Associated deities: Cronos
Color: rust red