Make a Wish

A wishing well is a place of spirits.

Above: Hot Water Beach, Mercury Bay, New Zealand

The term originally came from European folklore that spoke of water sources carrying nature spirits. Many thought that underground rivers represented the veins of the Earth. Water was widely acknowledged as the source of life. Our ancestors considered wells to be sacred places. Springs were seen to have healing powers and became popular with many people drinking the water, bathing in it or simply making a wish. Some believed that the guardians of the well would grant them a request if they dropped in a coin.

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