CHLORIS and the creation of the Rose

Summer Solstice blessings ❤️

Chloris is the Greek Goddess of flowers who dwelt in the Elysian fields, the Land of the blessed dead. It is said that one morning Chloris stumbled upon the lifeless body of a woodland nymph. She breathed new life into the nymph transforming her into a flower. She then called out to her husband, Zephyrus, the west wind, asking him to rid the sky of clouds so that the great God Apollo could allow the rays of the golden sun to warm the flower. To this flower Aphrodite added beauty, Dionysus a nectar of intoxicating aroma and the three Graces the gifts of charm, joy, and splendor.  The new flower  was known as  “The Queen of Flowers”. Later Aphrodite named the flower the Rose, dedicating it to her son, Eros, the god of love. The Goddess Chloris was  responsible for flower transformations of several deities in Greek Mythology: Adonis, Attis, Crocus, Hyacinthus and Narcissus, who were all changed into flowers for different mythic reasons. She personifies the beauty of flowers in Nature, and talks to us of transformation and new growth.   I AM FLOWERING

‘I was Chloris, whom am now called Flora. Latin speech corrupted a Greek letter of my name. I was Chloris, Nymph of the happy fields of Elysium, the homes of the blessed,      in earlier times. To describe my beauty would mar my modesty : OVID  Born:43BC

CHLORIS and the Creation of the Rose

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