The meaning of orchid flowers


LANGUAGE AND MEANING OF FLOWERS AND PLANTS

ORCHIDS

An ancient legend of Epirus tells of a beautiful boy whose name was Orchid which had grown two female breasts. Orchid as he grew while being a male, he assumed the form of a woman, becoming sinuous and delicate. For this reason it was avoided by both females and males, finding it very different from them. His physical ambiguity was also reflected in his character which was sometimes shy and shy and at other times aggressive and lustful. Suddenly, in the place of his death, many flowers began to sprout, all different from each other but at the same time similar in their great sensuality.

These flowers were called orchids from the unfortunate Orchide. For this reason, the Athenian ephébi (a young ephébo who was approaching maturity but not yet a man) dressed in white sang praises to the gods with a crown of orchids on their heads.

The orchid it has also always been considered a plant capable of warding off harmful influences and in particular sterility so much so that in the Middle Ages it was used to make love potions.

The Greeks called the orchid kosmosandalon "Sandal of the world" because of some species that have a swollen lip that resembles a shoe.

Anyhow the orchid also inspired the symbol harmony and spiritual perfection like the body of Orchide which, beyond being a man or a woman, was still very beautiful as harmony and beauty go beyond what the sight can suggest.


Video: POTTING UP ORCHIDS FROM ORCHID CLASSICS


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