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In the pot place mango shoots and wine made of khadira blossoms, as well as asvattha and badari leaves.
Had he extended his inquiries so as to cover the field of Indo-European tradition, he would have learned that the mountain-ash, the mistletoe, the white and black thorn, the Hindu asvattha, and several other woods, are quite as efficient as the hazel for the purpose of detecting water in times of drought; and in due course of time he would have perceived that the divining-rod itself is but one among a large class of things to which popular belief has ascribed, along with other talismanic properties, the power of opening the ground or cleaving rocks, in order to reveal hidden treasures.
Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology 1872
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