Healing. Happy Life and Prosperity. It
is believed that Peony is named after Paeon (also known as
Paean), who was a healing deity who had healed Hadesí and Aresí wounds. The flower myth
related, says that Paeon was a
student of Asclepius, the god of medicine and healing. He was
once instructed by Leto (Apollo's mother and goddess of
fertility) to obtain a magical root growing on Mount Olympus
that would soothe the pain of women in childbirth. Asclepius
became jealous and threatened to kill his pupil.
Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the
peony flower. However, peony seeds were actually used by
pregnant women in ancient times.
Hellebore-Christmas Rose Madness and Delirium. In
Greek mythology, Melampus, the great seer, used this plant as a herb to
cure the madness of King Proetus' daughters and other Greek women, who
lost their minds and roamed wildly through the mountains and the desert of
Tiryns, thinking they were cows.As a result, Melampus and his brother Bias gained a fortune (two
thirds of King Proetus' kingdom) becoming the husbands of the princesses
they had cured.
Dispute and Quarrels It
is named after the hero Achilles of Homer's Iliad, who was said to
have been giving this plant to his soldiers (the legendary
Mirmidones) to help stop the bleeding from their wounds during the
Trojan War.Modern tests on this plant have shown that it does indeed
contain chemicals that help blood to clot. It is also called
"devil's plaything" because people in the past believed
that placing yarrow under their pillow would make them dream of
matters of love.