Updated: Aug 1
Rose is a flower which has many uses. It is often appreciated for its beauty and its calming effect. Many sweets and juices have small amount of rose petals in them, which instantly refreshes us. But, this flower also has a deep connection with love and romance. There is special day dedicated just for this flower... “Rose Day.” Red roses have been a silent language of love since centuries and will be for many more. But how was this special flower created? The origin of Rose has been dated back to the Greek mythology, in the love story of Adonis and Aphrodite.
Aphrodite was the goddess of love and Adonis was a simple man who lived on earth. As fate had it, heaven met earth, and Aphrodite and Adonis fell in love. But love stories are incomplete with complications. However great they were, tragedy struck them too. Adonis enjoyed his love for hunting but out of concern, Aphrodite always warned him, “Please be careful and don’t go after dangerous animals.”
But Aphrodite’s warning fell upon deaf ears. Adonis thought to himself, “I am a great hunter, what is the need for such a warning?” and thus, he chose to ignore it. He was oblivious to what the future held and this ego of his would cost him everything. On one such expedition, he came face to face with a wild boar. This ferocious creature attacked and left Adonis severely wounded.
Poor Aphrodite saw how Adonis suffered in pain and eventually succumbed to it. The tears from her eyes flowed like a continuous waterfall. It is said that, her tears were then mixed with Adonis’ blood and gave birth to a beautiful flower.
Pure and true love can create beautiful things. For us, it might not be a rose, but something personal that helps us grow and spread beauty around us. So, keep loving everything around you, including our stories. Because love can be anyone or… anything.