10 Flowers With Secret Meanings


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Hyacinth - Games and Sports

An elongated grouping of bell-shaped flowers grows at the tip of a sturdy stock: This is the powerfully fragrant hyacinth.

The hidden meaning of the hyacinth traces back to Greek mythology. According to the tale, the sun god, Apollo, loved a Spartan named Hyacinthus. The two were playing discus when it struck and killed Hyacinthus. From the bloodstained ground where he died, a beautiful flower rose. Apollo named it hyacinth in honor of his friend.

This flower's meaning varies according to its color:

  • white - loveliness, I'll pray for you
  • red or pink - playfulness
  • yellow - jealousy
  • purple - I'm sorry, please forgive me
  • blue - constant affection

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