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Why do we associate the Rose with Love?

šŸŒ¹Rose Equals Love, But Why?šŸŒ¹

When you think of roses, you can't help but think of love and passion, but have you ever wondered, why the association? 
Man Holding Roses

The tradition dates to the late 17th century, where the "language of flowers" was a practiced art. The idea was to communicate using flowers instead of any words at all. The art started in Sweden and spread throughout Europe, where a list of flowers and their meanings got widely distributed. Several famous authors published books on the art of flowers as well.

The art of flowers victorian book

In Greek mythology, The Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, is said to have created the rose when shedding her tears and the blood of her lover Adonis. The Romans turned Aphrodite into their goddess Venus and kept the rose as her symbol of love and beauty.

Aphrodite story
Aphrodite love story

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