Sound value: Ng
Literal meaning: Wound
Pronounced as “NYEH-tal”
Features: Large deciduous shrub without spines, grows on sandy soils (Legume Family)
Uses: Branches used for sweeping brooms, sheltering windbreaks. Medicinal uses.
Features: Perennial giant grass, grows in clumps at edges of water bodies & wetlands (Grass Family)
Uses: Thatching, stabilizing soil on river banks , runners sweet & used as fodder, used for fiber.
Features: Perennial plant, deciduous in winter; fern common in woods & grassland, preferring dry, acid soils (Dennstaedtiaceae Family)
Uses: Medicinal uses.
Modern divinatory meaning: Cleansing, healing, restores harmony
Animal symbolism (based on traditional lore): hare
Bird symbolism (based on traditional lore): goose
Associated deities: Chiron
Color: grass green
Calendar: Ngethal is associated with the twelfth lunar month of the Celtic year, October. (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.)