(Ficus benghalensis) G
Folk Names: Arched Fig, Indian Fig Tree,
Indian God Tree, Vada Tree
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Air
Deity: Maui
Powers: Luck
Ritual Uses: The banyan is reverenced by
the Hindus, and the tree is planted outside
around their temples. It is also connected
with the worship of Maui in Hawaiian and
Polynesian religions.
Magical Uses: To simply sit beneath or look
at a banyan tree brings good luck, and to
be married under one ensures the couple’s