White Lilac or How to catch a glimpse of a future love


According to one Greek legend, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, met a beautiful nymph named Syringa. He admired her grace and beauty and decided to talk to her, but she was frightened and fled. When Pan tried to catch her, she turned into an aromatic lilac bush. Thus, the Latin word for lilac is syringa.

Another legend tells how the lilac’s flowers came into being when Spring drove away snow from the fields and raised the sun higher; a rainbow appeared. Spring then gathered sunbeams and rainbow colors and scattered them to Earth. Where white and violet colors fell, small fragrant pale lavender flower bushes appeared; in other places where white colors fell, there were white lilac bushes. The pale lilac was said to bring enchantment and faithfulness. It was believed that a bath in lilac water would enable one to catch a glimpse of a future love.

It was believed that a bath in lilac water would enable one to catch a glimpse of a future love.

I found this beautiful legends here on: http://www.inspirationforthespirit.com

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47 thoughts on “White Lilac or How to catch a glimpse of a future love

  1. What beautiful stories you have found. I wish Syringa had escaped far enough to reach here before she turned to lilacs, or some of the sunbeams and rainbow colors had been scattered here to grow into lilacs, too. 🙂

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