The hyacinth flower traditionally symbolizes masculinity and resurrection, as well as sincerity in love.
An ancient Greek legend describing the origin of the hyacinth: two gods, Apollo and Zephyr, adored a handsome young Greek man called Hyakinthos. Apollo was teaching Hyakinthos the art of throwing a discus. Zephyr, the god of the west wind, was overcome with jealousy and blew the discus back. It struck Hyakinthos on the head and killed him. From his blood grew a flower, which the sun god Apollo named after him. The word ‘hyacinth’ has also surfaced in an ancient language (called ‘Thracopelasgian’), which was spoken 4,000 years ago.
Hyacinths are flowers dedicated to Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, who is also considered the patron of the arts. They are associated with “games and sports” as well as “rashness,” as well as the love that Apollo had for Hyakinthos.
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