Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Myths, symbols & folklore
anemone: "A short-lived flower (from Greek anemos, wind), it is a symbol in antiquity of the transitory. It is the flower of Adonis, whom Venus transformed into a reddish-purple anemone. In Christian symbolism, anemones (as well as roses and marguerites) signify the blood shed by the saints." (Herder)


  1. i wonder, does this meaning also hold true for the sea anemone? it does seem to blow in the wind and i know they're all around the greek islands!

  2. Oooh, good point. You know, I don't know. Yay, something to research!