Refers to the goodwill and joy; attribute the Sun gods.

In Rome, was dedicated to Saturn and was used during the Saturnalia, as a symbol of health and happiness.

In Christianity, it is sometimes portrayed as a tree, which was manufactured for the cross of Christ (like the oak and aspen), with its sharp leaves represent the crown of thorns, and suffering, and the red berries - the blood of Christ. This is the emblem of the saints Jerome and John the Baptist. Apotropaichen.