Polish mythology, fire flowers are mystical. To find it the seeker had to enter a forest before 12am on the Eve of Kupala. The flower wld climb up the stalk of the fern,& precisely @ midnight it would bloom so brightly that no 1 could look directly at it. In order to get it, a circle had to be drawn around it, & the you had to deal w/ demons trying to distract you from doing so. Anyone possessing this flower gained the ability to read minds & repel all evils.