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Why the devil bit the reed (042)

Why the devil bit the reed (042)

A long time ago the devil took a bite out of every leaf of the reed because he was so furious at having lost his wager with God. The proof of this is still visible in the three small points which you can see in the middle of the long narrow reed leaf. Hence the […]

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Why the nettle stings (003)

Why the nettle stings (003)

In far gone times many tales about  good and evil, about God and the Devil were circulated. For instance, have you ever wondered why stinging nettles cause a stinging itchiness? The origins lie in a divinely inspired trick followed by devilish revenge. Listen to this tale of evil: In the beginning when God created heaven […]

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How Narcissus fell in love with himself (055)

How Narcissus fell in love with himself (055)

Narcissuses are popular. Almost every garden and park is full of them. In February and March we often buy a lot of narcisses in our longing for the spring. Have you ever taken a close look at a narcissus and realized how beautifully it glows in the the spirng sunshine? The narcissus is named after […]

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Why the NIGHTINGALE sings during the night (061)

Why the NIGHTINGALE sings during the night (061)

Do you know why the nightingale is named after the night? In times past he was known as the ‘singingale’? After losing a singing competition this amazingly beautiful singer hid himself away in the bushes. His song is particularly magical in the silence of the night because all the other birds are quiet. This old […]

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