Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Myths, folklore & symbolism
purple: It is a color associated symbolically with red or violet. Genuine purple, derived from the porphura, a shellfish yielding purple dye, was reserved for the clothing of kings and priests due to its costliness; hence it was a symbol of power and honor. Later it was generally regarded, especially among the Romans, as a sign of luxury and prosperity. (Herder)

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