The game has remained in the distant past, but even today there is a kind of symbolism in the selection of flowers in a bouquet. List the flowers in alphabetical order.
Pansies - fun, entertainment.
Aster - grace, sophistication. Perhaps this value is associated with the name of the flower, meaning translated from the Greek "star".
Knapweed - simplicity.
Carnation - courage, courage. Once a red carnation (like a rose of the same color) meant fiery love, but ... too often these flowers were given to veterans and laid to obelisks. This tradition came to us from France, where red carnations gave the girls to their beloved who went to war: “I love you, come back with a victory!” Napoleonic soldiers considered the red carnation to be a talisman that invokes courage. The ribbon of the French Order of the Legion of Honor is the color of a red carnation. White carnation means good luck and pink symbolizes motherly love.
Gladiolus - willingness to sacrifice themselves for the beloved. The name of the flower comes from the Latin gladis - the sword, like the word "gladiator". The stem of gladiolus is really very similar to a blade. From here and the Russian name of a flower - spike. Roman gladiators believed that if the gladiolus root was hung on the chest as an amulet, it would save from death and help to win the fight.
We have long forgotten that gladiolus is a flower of gladiators. In our country this is the flower of first-graders: on the first of September children go to school most often with bouquets of gladioli. Maybe flowers play the role of an amulet designed to protect a child from all the vicissitudes of a new school life. Or maybe, in the bouquet of gladioli, the message is “encrypted”: “I love you, my first teacher, and I am ready for feats!”?
Calla - equilibrium.
Camellia - Delight.
Bell - humility.
Lily of the valley - tenderness.
Lily - purity, innocence.
Daisy - doubt. In medieval Germany, there was such a custom: if a girl gave a wreath of daisies to the bridegroom in response to a marriage proposal, this meant that she was not ready to consent to the marriage, but did not want to refuse, but wanted to think more.
Narcissus, contrary to the myth of narcissistic Narcissus, does not mean narcissism, but on the contrary - selfless knightly love, not expecting reward.
Nasturtium - victory, conquest.
Forget-me-not - memory, loyalty, constancy.
Orchid - beauty, elegance, sophistication.
Petunia - anger, irritation. Joan Rowling chose the right name for Harry Potter's aunt!
Pion - longevity.
the Rose - love, worship. Red roses symbolize sensual passion (remember the song "Million Scarlet Roses"). Purple - an irresistible desire. White roses traditionally give the bridegroom the bride, offering her hand and heart. Pink roses - a declaration of love and a request for trust. The hero of the song, who gave pink roses to his classmate Svetka Sokolova, wanted to say to her: “I love you, believe me!” Tea roses - “I remember everything, my feelings for you are not cold.” Yellow roses mean not jealousy and not separation, as many mistakenly think, but a wish for health.
Chamomile - world. A bouquet of wild flowers - daisies, cornflowers, pansies - means something like the following: “We are friends. We are good and fun together. ” So, it is appropriate to present such a bouquet to a person to whom you want to express friendly feelings.
Tulip - pride.
Violet - modesty.
Chrysanthemum in the Russian tradition it symbolizes deep sadness (it suffices to recall the romance “Chrysanthemums in the garden have flowered for a long time”). In the East, this flower is associated with the sun and means longevity and prosperity. It is the national symbol of Japan; In the Land of the Rising Sun, an annual celebration of blooming chrysanthemums is celebrated each year
With this short list of the meaning of flowers, the theme of plant symbolism is far from exhausted. In the old game “Flirting of Flowers”, at times, serious passions were probably seething. Imagine: a gentleman sends a lady a purple rose - “I am madly in love, I am burning, I am thirsty for you!” , I will be able to stand up for myself! ”). Yes, our ancestors knew how to have fun! And we?