Sickle. It is a tool that was formerly widely used by druids (they used their golden sickle to collect their magical, or medicinal, plants) and by the Garderian and English delays, it is a conventional sickle, but smaller.
Its curved blade symbolizes the moon phases, making it a feminine energy tool.
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- 1 Description
- 2 In Greek mythology
- 3 Importance
- 4 Other agricultural tools
- 5 Sources
The sickle has been a very popular tool in the Gardnerian and English magical traditions, but it is little known in many cultures in North America .
It is an agricultural tool made of iron alloyed with copper (it resistant to moisture) to equal the blade and peak among others.
It is similar to the scythe but smaller, which allows it to be used with one hand, releasing the other to grab the mowing. It consists of a half-moon shaped metal blade and a handle to direct it. Its main use for centuries was to mow grass, forage or cereals manually.
Until the invention of the mechanical harvester , the use of sickles and scythes was widespread in the entire agricultural population, so it was frequently used also as a defense or attack weapon in armies recruited during the Middle Ages.
In Greek mythology
Chrono is said to have castrated Uranus with a flint sickle.
Given its importance in the agricultural world, the sickle has become a symbol of work, frequently appearing on coats of arms, Masonic symbolism, and the communist symbol of the hammer and sickle .
Other agricultural tools
Agricultural tools are instruments used for tilling the soil, loading sand , weeding, removing the soil, digging ditches, transporting manure or material, etc. There are many and very varied agricultural tools, among which are mentioned:
- Barretones : they are steel levers finished in plant leaf and semi-plant of the same metal, medium length handle.
- Wheelbarrows : they are small charges that have a wheel and serve to load and unload agricultural material, be it sand , earth, fertilizers.
- Escardilla : they are tools with a shovel-shaped end; it is made of metal with a lower edge with a cutting edge; it serves to remove the earth.
- Machetes : they are tools designed to cut; they have a long, sharp steel blade, attached to a wooden handle.
- Shovel : they are sheets of metal, preferably steel, which are used to till the soil; they can be pointed or
wide shape; They have a lower edge with a cutting edge and a long wooden handle finished in a metal handle.
- Pick : they are instruments composed of a part of steel whose ends end in the shape of a rectangular shovel, on the one hand, and vertically by the ground; It has a rectangular shovel with a lower edge and a wooden or metal handle.
- Rake : designed to cover or rake seeds; They have a horizontal metal part and are made up of thin or thick teeth depending on use.
- Watering can : they are metal containers with a water tank , with a tube that ends in a round piece with many small holes; It is used to water plants.
- Transplanters : They are small metal shovels in the shape of a small spoon, with sharp edges and a wooden handle . They serve to remove seeds