The Paradox Magazine website has been redesigned, and it's looking good! Plus, the new issue is out now...can't wait to get my copy. Paradox is "The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction," which is of course right up my alley!
Myths, folklore & symbolism
lavender: A very spicy, fragrant, inconspicuous blossoming labiate flower of the Mediterranean regions, it has been used since antiquity for bathing, washing, and medicinal purposes. In the Middle Ages, it sometimes referred symbolically to the virtues of Mary. (Herder)