The symbol of fertility and light. Protects against witches, repel evil spirits, so lazy and somnambulist fed birch porridge.

In Scandinavian and Teuton birch is devoted to the Torah, and Donaru Frigge. According to legend, the last battle will take place near the birch tree.

In shamanism birch - Cosmic Tree, and the shaman did seven or nine zarubok back to its stem or birch poles, which symbolizes the ascent through the planetary spheres to the Supreme Spirit.

In addition, the birch is the symbol of Estonia.