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Alder, Ogham name Fearn, rules 18th March to 14th April and is sacred to Bran. When Bran the Blessed, giant king of ancient Welsh legend, set out to rescue his sister Branwen from Ireland, he laid himself down for his men to use as a bridge to cross the sea. Alder piles are still used as foundations for bridges, as the oily wood does not rot in water.

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