The Greek myth, of how the Sunflower or Heliotrope, came to be, tells the story of the sea nymph, Clytie, a tale of unrequited love. Narcissus and Echo John William Waterhouse (1903). sow, birthed strange litters. Sage Roots Apprenticeship: 200hr Online YTT, PLANTS DROP WISDOM – Flower Essence certification, Wild Celtic Essences: A Year of Flowers + Lore, Yoga Nidra “The Twilight Series” Audio Download. And in desperation to find a way to stay together, to be free, they realized that somehow, Llew must be killed. Paithea was the goddess of rest and relaxation. Babies who are named Marigold are said to grow up bold and talented. Lakshmi (Hindu) - Goddess of abundance of material and spiritual wealth. Her name Although Magnolia isn’t such a common baby name, it sure is a unique floral name to give your daughter. She later took over from Luna as the Roman Goddess of the moon, responsible for fertility and childbirth. Why not name her after something beautiful, pure, and delicate like a flower? And when you think about the power innate in women, what do you think about? into adulthood. And often stories, give insight that can lead us to our own personal actions. Lily – Lilium ) a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs. Achilles tending Patroclus wounded by an arrow, Attic red-figure kylix, c. 500 BC (Altes Museum, Berlin). The list contains Goddess names from many different areas of mythology including: Celtic, Egyptian, Nordic, Hindu, Roman and Sumerian Goddesses. Baubo (Greek) - A bawdy, crone Goddess who lifted her skirt in front of Demeter. The juniper plant is an evergreen shrub that produces cones akin to berries. fairfolk. (Greek) - An independent spirit, she is Goddess is of the hunt, nature and birth. The fact that Crocus, a mere mortal, became disenchanted with his love for Similax, enraged the gods, who turned him into a flower, Smilax, who did not escape the wrath of the gods, was given a similar fate and was  transformed into bindweed. It is Hawaiian in origin and combines ‘lei’ and ‘lani’ to form ‘heavenly flowers'. ", Leto (Greek) - Mother of the twin Olympians, Apollo and Artemis. The Begonia plant looks like roses and smells very sweet. "This name sounds strong and gives the notion of an independent woman. Antheia, the third goddess, was the goddess of flowers, blossoms, vegetation, and human love. The Greek myth about the narcissus flower is a cautionary tale about the imperfections of humans. (Celtic) - Protector of horses, donkeys, and mules. Sunflower or Heliotrope – Helianthus is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species. She prevented the creation from reverting to chaos and judged the deeds of the dead with her feather. Her name speaks of her priestess role as it means "lady of the temple enclosure." Used to represent innocence and purity, Daisy is still is one of the top picks for baby girl names. Aphrodite, goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation, not known for her loyalty, and who was at the time, even though married to Hephaestus, Greek god of blacksmiths, having a fling with Apollo, the sun god, out of spite turned the nymph Peaonia into a flower. Ayana", The lily flower itself represents humility, devotion, innocence, purity, and beauty — all good qualities that a baby girl can have. ", Flora (Roman) – Goddess of flowers. In some scenarios, she was actually created from 9 flowers, many plants of which you may know. (Greek) - This Greek Goddess name means peace in her native language, expressing her diplomatic nature. They were both immediately attracted to one another, as the Flower Goddess fell in love with the light that shone from within him. Chloris was the ancient Greek goddess of flowers and a nymph of the Islands of the Blessed. This She also had the gift of prophecy. Selene (Greek) – Selene was the Titan personification of the moon, unsurprising then that her name means moon in Greek. She is the one who through wisdom, brings order out of chaos. (Greek) - Ancient Goddess of the sea and consort of the God Poseidon. Nephthys (Egyptian) - Goddess of death, decay and the unseen. names that are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. The Greek botanist, Theophrastus, deemed this the perfect match of words for the name of the flower, dianthus. Alternative names for this Goddess are Het-Hert, Hetheru, Mehturt, Mehurt, Mehet-Weret, and Mehet-uret. Flora (Roman) – Goddess of flowers. "You’ve probably heard of The Black Dahlia, but don’t let the controversy stop you from choosing it as a baby name. Obviously, this includes things from nature — flowers, trees, oceans, and more. Gefn (Norse) This is another name for the Nordic Goddess Freya. 50. Apate. children against injustice. Artemis (Greek) - An independent spirit, she is Goddess is of the hunt, nature and birth. She is linked to Midsummer’s Eve. 25 of the Most Famous Ancient Greek Statues and Sculptures - Where Are They Now? Branwen (Celtic) – The Welsh goddess of love. One interpretation is that Artemis, goddess of the hunt, was on her way home after a disappointing hunting trip, when she chanced upon a shepherd playing a flute, she immediately blamed his music on the unsuccessfulness of her hunt. Her name also often appears as Irene. Her name translates as “white footprint” as white Zeus did at least think a little about Io’s well-being, and created the sweet-scented flowers, violets, for her to eat. Her name means she who renews and has several alternative spellings including Indun, Iduna and Idhunna. Narcissus – a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants of the amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae. ", Are you having a daughter soon? Some sources say, Rhea, the mother of goddess’ and her daughter, Demeter, brought the poppy from her Cretan cult to Eleusis and it is almost certain that in the Cretan cult circle, opium was derived from poppies. Used to represent innocence and purity, Daisy is still is one of the top picks for baby girl names. And there are many paths the story takes here, all leading to one event, a chance meeting, perhaps it was by a river, perhaps it was in the woods she lived, that she met an incredibly handsome hunter. "The name Azalea sounds exotic but still feminine. Juno (Roman) - Goddess of marriage, pregnancy and childbirth. For a flower, this is essential. Told right and looked into the depths of what they reveal, through art and myth, we learn more about not only our personal subconscious but the collective consciousness. One historian claims her name could be connected to the Greek word for seasons “hora,” suggesting she is ripe for marriage. "Derived from a daffodil plant, the name Narcissa sounds quite antagonistic (because it sounds like Narcissus), but it does sound beautiful and classy. In Russian mythology she dies at the end of each Spring, only to arise once more at the end of the following winter. How do you feel when this is dormant from within you. The lily was dedicated to the goddess Hera, the goddess of women, marriage, family, and childbirth, and the wife of Zeus, god of the sky, lightning and the thunder in Ancient Greece, ruler of all the gods on Mount Olympus.