The Easter Lily as a Symbol Through History

The Easter Lily as a Symbol Through History

As far back as human history reaches, flowers have been the symbols of myths, legends and the simple traditional holiday.

Lilies have symbolized a number of things like the sanctity of motherhood. This comes from the Roman myth of the queen of the gods, Juno. At the time when she was nursing her son Hercules, some of the milk fell from the sky turning into the Milky Way while the rest fell to the earth, becoming lilies.

Lilies also symbolize religious beliefs, Eve’s tears were said to have turned into lilies. There are also several other stories, which relate to purity and virginity. Christ perspiration and tears falling to the ground were also said to have turned into lilies. Many churches to this day decorate their churches with masses of lilies, symbolizing the resurrection of Christ and everlasting life.

The lily is also the symbol for Easter. The lily found its way to England in the 19th century, originally being a native to Japan.

[Via: blueridgenow.com]

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