The earliest archaeological evidence of its cultivation is during the late Neolithic period. The plant was discovered in the tomb of Amenhotep II in Egypt and in Roman ruins in Britain. Recorded use is consistent from the time of the Egyptians 5,000 years ago. Dill’s use is also evidenced in the writings of Dioscorides, as Anethon, and of Pliny. Teachings of the Talmud/Shas are interpreted to require all things of the plant.
The English common name origin is associated with the Ancient Norse word dilla and, also, with the Anglo-Saxon word dylle.
Pillows of fragrant, dried herb were placed in cradles to lull babies to sleep..
In Earth religions it was and is used for its magical properties to prevent mischievous witchcraft. A pouch of dried dill was worn over the heart to protect and to clear the mind; To confer blessings it was placed in the home and kitchen.