This neat vintage holly candle holder and glass cup were cleaned and refiled with a ritually made candle with whispered spells and prayers to celebrate, & bring blessings to you and yours this winter solstice
It was believed that if Holly was placed by your doorway it would aid in protection and invite helpful spirits into the home. Pomegranates have diverse cultural-religious significance, as a symbol of life and fertility owing to their many seeds but also as a symbol of power (imperial orb), blood and death. Pomegranates already symbolised fertility, beauty and eternal life, in Greek and Persian mythology.
As Christianity swept into pagan lands, and it officially replaced the old religions, sometimes remnants of the old culture and religion remained, however, and rather than discarding the old gods entirely, some cultures re-branded the native gods as Christian saints.