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The acorn is the seed of the mighty oak tree; therefore, it symbolizes potential and strength.

OpeningThe strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.Closing
- Napoleon Hill

Opening"For every Mighty Oak there was a Nut that stood it's ground"Closing
- Anonymous

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The acorn is the youth of a mighty oak tree.

This is also a Nordic and Celtic symbol of life, fertility, and immortality.


Many Druids consumed acorns, believing them to have prophetic qualities. The acorn was sacred to the god Thor. His Tree of Life was oak.


The acorn was a sacred seed.


The acorn as a heraldic symbol indicates independence to its bearer. Sometimes, an acorn sprig is used as a crest.