Monday, April 11, 2011

Windflower & lore


This little beauty is Anemone Blanda or Grecian Windflower. A common wildflower in the Mediterranean regions they do dance in the wind. These beauties don't last for long and were once a symbol of death. According to Greek Myth Aphrodite transformed Adonis into a purple anemone after his death. She loved him so much she wanted him to live on. In Christian myths they symbolize blood spilled by the saints.
Such a pretty little flower with such fascinating lore.

4 comments:

Michelley said...

Beautiful and fascinating! Thank you for sharing this myth.

Jessica Penot said...

Lovely story and one of my favorite myths.

eimear brennan said...

Brilliant thanks! never knew that. I love the way that even flowers have their stories, great isn't it!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such a lovely flower - the color is amazing. And I enjoyed the lore. Theresa