A crown of laurels is a wreath or garland of laurel leaves worn in ancient Greek and Roman times as a symbol of victory or status. The laurel tree was sacred to the god Apollo, and a wreath of laurel leaves was given as ... More »

A laurel wreath represents victory. This symbolism originated in ancient Greek mythology. Though a sprig of laurel is imprinted upon modern-day Olympic Games medals, the significance of laurel began during the Pythian Ga... More »

Some notable Celtic symbols are the Irish harp, indicating the soul's eternal life, the shamrock, indicating luck and the claddagh, a symbol combining a heart, crown and hands to represent love, loyalty and friendship, r... More »

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Mountain laurel and other laurels of the genus Kalmia have poisonous leaves, as does cherry laurel, a common garden shrub of the genus Prunus. Bay laurel is not closely related to either of these plants and is a source o... More »

Decorate a tree with garland by choosing the length based on the tree size, deciding between a swagged or straight garland look, starting at the top of the tree, looping it over and under the branches, and tying it in pl... More »

There are many ways to categorize human culture, from national cultures, which can be seen in the differences between Americans and Canadians; to religious cultures, such as the differences between Orthodox Jews and Roma... More »

Demographically, Cape Verdean women are mostly Creole, between the ages of 25 and 54, Roman Catholic, with a median age of 24.8, according to the CIA's World Factbook. At birth, life expectancy of Cape Verdean women is 7... More »

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