From the beginning of recorded history, masks have been worn for many reasons and by many cultures. The ancient Celtic and Viking people used these tribal and animal masks as a powerful mediator between the worlds, or to frighten away spirits or enemies, or to represent a nature spirit, animal or God. The Celts believed that trees had spirits and revered certain trees for their wisdom and each was tied to a tribe or ancestor. The most sacred trees of Ireland were the bíle trees - old, sacred trees that stood in a central area and were often the social and ceremonial meeting place for a tribe or village. According to the Dindsenchas (lore of Irish places), the five sacred Bíles of Ireland were the Ash of Tortu, the Bole of Ross (a yew tree); the Oak of Mugna, and the Ash of Dathi. These trees were associated with the five Irish provinces then in existence.
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