Birthflowers // The Iris

Birthflowers // The Iris

Did you know that the Iris has its own connection to Greek mythology? The Greek Goddess of rainbows is named Iris (ίριδας), which means both iris and rainbow. In Greek legends and mythology, the goddess ‘Iris’ was the messenger who traveled on the rainbow between the lands of Human beings and the Gods. The flower of iris implies a message and a promise of hope. The meaning of this flower is often associated with valor, royalty, and wisdom. Ever since the ancient times, the royal flower of Iris symbolized power and majesty.

Now where else can we find the iris in ancient cultures? Well let's start in Ancient Rome. The flower was dedicated to Juno – a Roman deity. The people of Egypt placed an iris flower on the brow of the Sphinx and on the scepter of the Egyptian kings which identified three leaves of its blossoms as symbols of valor, wisdom and faith. Today, you can find irises in gardens, yards, bouquets and even in the forests throughout the world.

The several meanings of the iris flower make it a great choice for gifting, for many different occasions like when thinking of someone, on birthdays or anniversaries, for sympathy, recovering family / friends or even for corporate gifting.

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