The legend says that lily of the valley originated from Eve’s tears when she left the Garden of Eden. Lily of the valley symbolize return to happiness, pure of heart, sweetness, love’s good fortune, humility, the Virgin Mary’s tears and was also used in religious ceremonies. Lily of the valley is mentioned 15 times in the Bible, most often in the Songs of Solomon, because this flower blooms in the spring also symbolize youth, new beginnings and the new coming of Christ, tears that turned into a flower. In folklore lily of the valley protects gardens from evil spirits and is used as a charm against a spell. It is considered the flower of fairies and also a symbol of good luck. It is also the official flower of those born in the month of May. Lilly of the valley has been a popular wedding flower since Middle Ages.The legend says that the fragrance of lily of the valley lures the nightingale to find a mate making it popular in weddings as an accent flower. Alternative names for lily of the valley: May bells, Jacob’s ladder, ladder to heaven, May lily, lady’s tears.
The gemstone for May is the Emerald It too is steeped in legend here are a few of them other than the fact it is supposed to have mystic powers of healing.
Today emeralds have been assigned all kinds of meanings. Below is a list of some of the things an emerald can represent
Emeralds traditionally represent true love and are said to change color when the loved one is being unfaithful
Emeralds were also thought to change color to alert the wearer of impending danger. Ever wonder if your emerald has tried to tell you something?
Besides love, emeralds are a symbol of loyalty, devotion, adoration and friendship
Emeralds were also regarded as supernatural and gave the wearer the ability to see into the future if the emerald was worn on the left side of the body or touched to the tongue. Emeralds also serve as protective talismans and guard against enchantments and spells.
The Greeks also believed that apart from giving the owner eloquence, an emerald also made the wearer more intelligent and honest.
Because of their green color, emeralds are associated with rebirth and spring and are said to boost creativity. They also open the door to new possibilities
To those with birthdays in May Have a very HAPPY BIRHTDAY!!