Symbolism of Violet: February Birth Flower

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The violet has a charming and long history of mythology. Greek myth states that Zeus fell in love with Io. Zeus was afraid that Hera, his wife, would discover him and Io, so he made Io into a white heifer. Zeus created the sweet-scented flower that we know as the violet for Io to eat while she was a heifer. Hera placed an insect pest on Io as the white heifer, so she roamed all over the land trying to free herself from the pest.  Zeus finally caught the heifer and put his hand on her, and she turned back into Io. She gave birth to their child, who founded many nations.

Another Greek myth states that Persephone, a young lady, was walking in a field of violets when Hades saw her and fell in love with her. Hades took her to his kingdom of death and the world became…

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2 thoughts on “Symbolism of Violet: February Birth Flower

  1. Ancient Greeks were . . . weird . . . but imaginative! I wish I had time to write more about the specie that I feature. I just write a brief garden column, so can barely mention the most basic of characteristics. (The featured plants are from the last few paragraphs after the main topics of my garden column.) Reading about the meaning of cream colored violets sort of makes me wonder about some I found growing wild at work (where such violets are not endemic). Well . . . that is another story.

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