Peony and its myth. The history of the most beloved flower in the world

Peony is a rich and delicate flower with a unique aroma that has won the hearts of people since ancient times.

Peony bouquets are a great choice for any occasion, from weddings to anniversaries or Mother's Day. More than its beauty, the peony impresses with its rich mythological history. Here is the story of the most beloved flower in the world!

In ancient Greek mythology, the peony (in English Peony) got its name from Peon, the physician of the gods, known for his ability to heal anyone. One day, Paeon used a peony root to heal the god Pluto, who was wounded after a fight. Since then, the peony has been considered by the gods as a medicinal plant associated with healing.

Also in ancient Greece, it was believed that the peony had the ability to ward off evil spirits, and it was planted in people's courtyards to protect them.

On the other hand, there is a legend in Chinese culture that the peony was a beautiful woman that the emperor was drawn to. Despite her importance, the girl refused the courtship of the emperor. To protect her from the emperor's unwanted attention, the gods turned her into a magnificent flower. Thus, the peony has become a symbol of beauty and romance, believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

The popularity of the peony is based not only on its mythology. The flower itself is a real miracle of nature. Peonies come in a variety of colors, including pinks, reds, whites, and yellows, and come in a wide variety of sizes, from small, delicate blooms to large, rich blooms. One of the things that makes a peony so special is its fragrance. Peonies have a sweet, delicate scent that is instantly recognizable and incredibly attractive.

The peony is popular all over the world for its beauty, fragrance and significance. Its mythological history and that of the world's most beloved flower make the peony a symbol of healing, romance and good luck.

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Peony and its myth. The history of the most beloved flower in the world