There are many reasons that Greece is a dreamful destination for everyone in the world.
We believe that your decision to get married, celebrate your anniversary or plan your honeymoon and holidays in Greece, is underlined by a deeper connection with the country and its myths. To explore this bond further we will share with you meaningful symbols from Greek mythology by getting a taste of authentic Greece.
A symbol of eternity.
The many seeds made the fruit an obvious emblem of fertility, prosperity and by association, love and marriage. The pomegranate is associated with a number of goddesses, including Astarte, Cybele, Hera, and especially Persephone, whose ingestion of just one of the fruit’s seeds (a probable allusion to pregnancy) made her an eternal prisoner of Hades.
Even today, young brides in certain Greek villages, throw pomegranates through the door of their new house, with such a force, that the pomegranate bursts open, scattering the seeds.This ritual is said to ensure a happy marriage and the birth of many children.
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A symbol of immortality, youth and beauty
In Greek mythology, both gods and mortals coveted the golden apples the mother goddess Gaia gave as a wedding present to Hera and Zeus. They were kept in a garden guarded by the Hesperides, daughters of the goddess of the night, and by Ladon, a hundred-headed dragon that never slept. These apples not only represent health, but are also a guarantee of eternal youth and immortality.
According to one version of the myth, Eris, the goddess of discord, was furious at not having been invited to the wedding of Thetis and Peleus, so she tossed a golden apple among the other goddesses that said “To the Fairest” on it. The goddesses Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena all wanted the apple. Zeus decided that a mortal named Paris would decide who deserved the apple.
The three goddesses visited Paris and he had to decide who was the most beautiful. All three goddesses offered him something if he would chose them. Hera offered him power, Athena offered him wisdom and fame, and Aphrodite offered him the love of the most beautiful mortal woman in the world, Helen. Paris chose Aphrodite. However, when Paris stole Helen from a Greek king and took her to Troy, he started the Trojan War.
A symbol of knowledge, wisdom, abundance, health, strength and beauty.
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A symbol of love and passion.
Different colors of roses also symbolize different spiritual concepts. White roses mean purity and innocence. Red roses mean passion and sacrifice. Yellow roses mean wisdom and joy. Pink roses mean gratitude, appreciation and admiration. Purple or lavender roses mean wonder, awe, change for the better, enchantment and love at first sight.
It is a way to convey messages without words for hundreds of years.
The ancient Greeks associated roses not only with Aphrodite, goddess of love, but also with Erato, one of the nine muses.
Erato was the muse of lyrical poetry particularly love poems and songs . She is considered to be one of the most beautiful of all the muses and can be identified from the rest by the white flowers and roses wrapped around her head like a crown. She usually represents all writings that have to do with love, including love poetry, songs about love, and all topics related to love and marriage.
She also carries around golden arrows that she gives to her bestfriend Eros who shoots them at people making them fall in love with the first thing they would see. Erato and Eros wonder all over striking people with inspiring love poems and then make them fall in love.
A symbol of eternal love.
The golden flower of Kythera Island that is always blooming and is associated with the myth of Paris and the beautiful Helen.
The myth says that when Paris stole the beautiful Helen from Sparta and while they were traveling to Troy, they stopped at Kythera to make wishes in honor of the goddess Aphrodite who protected them.
The beautiful Helen, however, was jealous of the view of Aphrodite who, according to mythology, lived on the island and demanded that Paris tell her that she was the most beautiful woman. Paris wishing to reassure the beautiful Helen told her by showing the yellow blossom:
“Do you see this flower? Your hair has its golden color, your body looks like its stem and your skin is as soft as its petals. Your beauty will be preserved forever. ” And the flower was called sempre viva, what means live in eternity.
A symbol of mystery, divinity, love, beauty, prosperity and abundance.
In Ancient Greece, shells were a symbol of Aphrodite. The great love goddess was covered by oysters when she was brought to Cyprus after her birth, and she was born from a triton seashell.
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