This lovely string blesses us with the beauty of many of our most popular flowers, all of which are sacred to the Goddess in some tradition. Each flower is paired with complimentary symbols of Goddesses, and descriptions of their associations. Included is Rose, Daffodil, Columbine, Lotus, Iris, Lily and Violet. Bring springtime beauty to your garden or home!
ROSES - Sacred to many Goddesses, including Mother Mary. The red rose is sacred to Mary Magdalene. Meanings vary according to color. On the whole, roses are symbolic of deep love, concentration, intelligence, balance, and passion. They are also seen as a message for healing, revitalization, rejuvenation and courage. Shown here with a Gothic rose window background.
DAFFODIL - Sacred to Rhiannon, Aphrodite, Ostara, Astarte, Daffodils have meanings of faith, honesty, truth, forgiveness, and forthrightness, and sometimes of death and rebirth. They reliably return each spring, reminding us that their beauty is capable of following even the harshest tests. They are a lucky emblem of future prosperity throughout the world. The moon was associated with Rhiannon and many other Goddesses.
COLUMBINE - Sacred to Venus and Demeter. American Indians are reported to have used a paste made from crushed columbine seeds as a love potion. The columbine, because of its Latin root, "Columba" (dove), was the symbol of Venus, the goddess of love. It also became a symbol of the Holy Spirit in medieval Europe.
LOTUS - Sacred to Hathor, Padma, Lakshmi, Kali, Lilith and many more. A common symbol in Asian art, the lotus symbolizes birth and rebirth through the fact that the petals open when the sun comes out and close when the sun sets. Also a symbol for fertility, creation, and purity. The long stem symbolizes our connection to our origins in the earth, while the flower represents enlightenment.
IRIS - Sacred to Iris, the Rainbow Goddess. The Iris symbolizes good news or a message, and it's name is derived from the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris - the messenger of the gods who would ride on the rainbow to and from earth. Also associated with death, as Iris would transport women's souls to the underworld. The three upright petals and three drooping sepals are symbols for faith, valor, and wisdom.
LILY - Sacred to Eostre, Juno, Astarte, Mary. Lilies are the flowers of the spiritually advanced. They are also the totem flowers of mothers (especially new ones), fertility and nurturing. Also symbolic of unions, partnerships, and long lasting relationships. Shown here with a chalice, symbol for the Great Goddess, the Mother of the Universe. The Greeks saw them as a symbol of eroticism and sexuality, while Christians hold the lily as a symbol of chastity, innocence, purity and piety.
VIOLET - Sacred to Aphrohodite, the Goddess of love and her son, Priapus, the God of gardens. Shown here with the waves of the ocean from which Aphrodite arose. The flower symbolism associated with violets is modesty, virtue, affection, watchfulness, faithfulness, love, warmth of affection, prosperity, faith, wisdom, hope, inspiration, humility and cleanliness.
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