Friday, February 8, 2019

Fact of the Day: Pagan Christian Rose

In Europe the rose flower was commonly associated with Aphrodite (Venus in the Roman mythology) until Europe was Christianized. Then the rose became the symbol of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.   

4 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Religion gives the switcheroo

Christine said...

A wonderful symbol, the rose.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The Virgin Mary was given many of the names and symbols originally given to pagan goddesses. Even in her much diminished state, she became the repository of the imagery of the Divine Feminine in Europe.

Martha said...

I didn't know that. That is very interesting.