Went to the Mermaid Museum in Markham, WA near the Westport Winery on a beautiful sunny day. It was something different to do, and since I love fantasy things, why not visit the museum? It cost $3.00 a person to get in. To be frank, I expected more after the long drive, but it was…Read more »
Legends state the first geranium grew at the feet of where the Prophet Mohammed had hung his shirt to dry. The flower has been used in ancient times in solar spells and transformation. Geranium means gentility.
The Forget-Me-Not flower means eternal friendship and undying love. A legend speaks of a man and his betrothed walking along the banks of the river on a night before their wedding. The woman cried out when she saw a small blue flower floating on the river’s current. The man leapt into the river to fetch…Read more »
Legend states that when the foxglove bows its head, it means the faerie folk are out walking. It is considered lucky to have a foxglove growing from seed in your garden. Do not transplant it for it might mask a faerie home. Foxgloves are used in the medicine world to strengthen and stimulate your heart.
In history, we hear stories about the Christians being persecuted such as in Rome, but here is a different historical fact that I hadn’t heard. At the end of the 18th century, the country of Vietnam was divided into two kingdoms. The North was ruled by the Trinh dynasty and the South ruled by the…Read more »
I found this interesting and thought I’d share it. The rose is said to have appeared in Bethlehem near the stable of Jesus. After the resurrection, a Christian was sentenced to burn at the stake. She prayed to God and the flames turned into yellow and red petals of roses. Once it was believed all…Read more »
Supposedly, the flower was created by Eve’s tears, when she was expelled from the garden of Eden. In folklore, the lily of the valley formed ladders so the fairies could climb the reeds where their cradles lied. Another legend is the first lily of the valley loved a nightingale, but she was shy and hid…Read more »
With Mother’s Day almost upon us, I thought this legend appropriate. Every flower has its own meaning in history, myths, and legends. The carnation means pride, beauty, and deep love. According to legend, the carnation was first seen at Christ’s birth in Bethlehem. The carnation became popular and associated with Mother’s Day in the USA…Read more »
When church law engrafted upon civil law, the full persecution for witchcraft arose. A witch was considered to be a woman who deliberately sold herself to the evil one, who delighted in injuring others, and for the purpose of enhancing the enormity of her evil acts, chose the Sabbath for the performance of her impious…Read more »
Here is another legend I came across that sounded interesting. For those of you that like mythology will find it interesting. It is said when Hercules returned from the land of the dead, he wore a wreath of silver-leafed poplar. The inner side of the leaves turned white as they pressed against Hercules’ sweaty brow.…Read more »