Tulip – Tulipa gesneriana

Sacred to: Allah

Myth 1: On the Iranian flag in the center is an emblem. The shape of the emblem is chosen to recall a tulip, in memory of the (young) people who died for Iran. It is an ancient belief in Iran, dating back to mythology, that if a young soldier dies patriotically, a red tulip will grow on his grave. In recent years it is considered as the symbol of martyrdom.

Other Notes: In the Victorian language of flowers, which borrowed from Near & Far East mythology, made red tulips the symbol of perfect & irresistible Love, but not necessarily of an erotic kind

Tulip, in general, represents a declaration of love and passion, but depending on color it has a variety of meanings. For example, red tulip means “undying love”, while yellow tulip signifies “unrequited love”.




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