Herblore: Daisy


Daisies have many meanings, but the most widely recognized is youthful love and innocence.  Roman mythology tells us that daisies were created when the nymph Belides caught the eye of Vertumnus, the god of the orchards as she was dancing at the edge of the forest.  To escape his unwanted attention, she transformed into the flower bellis, the daisy’s botanical name.

They are often, especially on Beltane or May Day, woven into beautifully simple crowns for the girls and ladies to wear.

When used for spiritual or metaphysical purposes, the daisy brings increased awareness, creativity, and inner strength.  When we embrace our creativity, we can accomplish and create anything.  Never underestimate the power of your creative thoughts, for in them, lie your dreams.

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