Saturday, February 16, 2013

King of Valentines: Saturday Symbol Fairy 2/16/13

This week's symbol is an obvious one given the Valentines Day holiday but it's also a perfect tie-in to the recent discovery of the body of King Richard III: roses.
Roses are a common symbol of love and beauty. However, in various other cultures, the rose also represent fertility, purity, innocence, youth and paradise. In Sufi, specifically, the rose flower symbolizes life's pleasures and the thorns its pains. In many languages, the word "rose" means pink or red. It is the national flower of England.

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