Ioho (or Idho) Symbol:
Sound value: I
Literal meaning: Yew
Pronounced as “EE-yoh”
Features: Evergreen slow-growing conifer tree, very long-lived (Yew Family)
Uses: Wood resists decay, springy heart wood good for bows.
North Central Florida
Note: no direct local native equivalent found- this is not a Taxus spp. tree, but has similar features to yew.
Features: Large deciduous conifer tree; very long-lived (Cypress Family)
Uses: The old-growth heartwood is used in timber industry for its durability and resistance to rot +
Modern divinatory meaning: Rebirth, eternal cycle, transformation
Animal symbolism (based on traditional lore): bat
Bird symbolism (based on traditional lore): eaglet
Associated deities: Hecate
Color: very white