The elegance, glamour and alluring sweet scent of lilies are not only the factors that make up the greatness of this perennial flower but also what lies beneath. More than its famous image of class is a rich contribution to history and culture one cannot argue with.
The existence of lilies dates back to as far as the era of ancient mythology where it was associated with Hera, the queen of the gods. It was said to have sprung out of Hera’s milk. The name ‘lily’ was derived from the Latin term ‘lilium’ and Greek term ‘leiron’ and is known t o be a flower greatly honoured by the Greeks. Such reverence does not stop there because lilies have proven its worth through time with hundred of its species making the world more beautiful.
All about lily flower symbolisms
Greece – The Greeks have the highest regard for the lily flower because of its contribution in their culture and history.
China – Lilies have various meaning for Chinese. First, they are fond of sending lilies to couples who will get married as a wish of a happy marriage. On the one hand, lilies are also offered to a bereaved family as it is known to provide comfort in such trying times.
Europe – The fleur-de-lis symbol was inspired by the lily flower and is used as symbol of the many faces of religion, politics, arts, and culture in all of Europe.
Aside from these cultural representations, various kinds of lilies also stand for values which are significant to every person and relationship. White lilies represent chastity and innocence while Peruvian lilies mean great devotion. Wealth is described by pink stargazer lilies while its white variant means sympathy.
Sending lilies to someone may mean more than just the gesture. In one bouquet of lily, you can already relay a message from your heart. Wish for speedy recovery through yellow lilies which mean healing. Motivate someone to fight through life’s challenges through pink lilies which symbolise encouragement. Last but not least, offer sympathies to a family who lost a loved one with heavenly white fragrant lilies.