History Main / FlowerMotifs

25th May '16 11:33:18 PM Amonkira
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** The [[ColourCodedCharacters color]] of the duelists' signature rose generally links back to their hair color (with the exception of Utena's white rose). There may or may not be further symbolism behind the color choice: Red rose (Touga)= passion/lust; Orange rose (Juri) = desire (as in desire for Shiori to reciprocate her feelings), Yellow rose (Nanami)= jealousy which she exhibits towards anyone who would take Touga away from her; White rose (Utena) = innocence/purity. Saionji's green rose is more difficult; since it doesn't exist in reality, there's no meaning assigned to it...but green is traditionally the color of envy. Strangely, although "true" blue and black roses don't exist, they ''do'' have popular meanings: Black rose (black rose duelists) = death, blue rose (Miki) = impossible dreams/magic...which makes more sense in the manga, where Miki's dream is to remain "pure forever," which Anthy flatly states is an impossible dream, an illusion.

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** The [[ColourCodedCharacters color]] of the duelists' signature rose generally links back to their hair color (with the exception of Utena's white rose). There may or may not be further symbolism behind the color choice: Red rose (Touga)= passion/lust; Orange rose (Juri) = desire (as in desire for Shiori to reciprocate her feelings), Yellow rose (Nanami)= jealousy which she exhibits towards anyone who would take Touga away from her; White rose (Utena) = innocence/purity. Saionji's green rose is more difficult; since it doesn't exist in reality, there's no meaning assigned to it...but green is traditionally the color of envy. Strangely, although "true" blue and black roses don't exist, exist(Except for the Halfeti rose, which is initially crimson, but turns black over time.), they ''do'' have popular meanings: Black rose (black rose duelists) = death, blue rose (Miki) = impossible dreams/magic...which makes more sense in the manga, where Miki's dream is to remain "pure forever," which Anthy flatly states is an impossible dream, an illusion.
16th May '16 1:21:46 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian stories, the black lotus and the gray lotus are often used in dark magic.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stories, the black lotus and the gray lotus are often used in dark magic.
14th May '16 10:50:39 PM nombretomado
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* Guinevere from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' is closely associated with flowers, to the point where cast members make gags that Gwen is usually seen "arranging flowers". She takes bouquets to people, she wears them in her hair, and on one occasion, Arthur brings her a red rose.

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* Guinevere from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' is closely associated with flowers, to the point where cast members make gags that Gwen is usually seen "arranging flowers". She takes bouquets to people, she wears them in her hair, and on one occasion, Arthur brings her a red rose.



* Used in MadMen as a nod to womens' lives. Whether if it's about romance, the traditional roles of wife and mother, marriage, sadness, or [[spoiler: in the case of Stan and Peggy, a blossoming relationship]].

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* Used in MadMen ''Series/MadMen'' as a nod to womens' lives. Whether if it's about romance, the traditional roles of wife and mother, marriage, sadness, or [[spoiler: in the case of Stan and Peggy, a blossoming relationship]].
11th Apr '16 12:52:55 PM dracogeorge
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***The ''Edelweiss'' is also the symbol of German, Austrian, Polish, and Romanian alpine troops.
3rd Apr '16 7:59:39 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', each of the warring kingdoms has a flower symbol. The Medieval Europe-inspired Kingdom of Nohr has [[TheTragicRose roses]], whereas the MedievalJapan-inspired Kingdom of Hoshido has CherryBlossoms.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', each of the warring kingdoms realms has a flower symbol. The Medieval Europe-inspired Kingdom of Nohr has [[TheTragicRose purple roses]], whereas the MedievalJapan-inspired Kingdom of Hoshido has CherryBlossoms.CherryBlossoms [[spoiler: and the secret Kingdom of Valla has water lillies.]]
19th Mar '16 5:38:22 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', each of the warring kingdoms has a flower symbol. The MedievalEurope-inspired Kingdom of Nohr has [[TheTragicRose roses]], whereas the MedievalJapan-inspired Kingdom of Hoshido has CherryBlossoms.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', each of the warring kingdoms has a flower symbol. The MedievalEurope-inspired Medieval Europe-inspired Kingdom of Nohr has [[TheTragicRose roses]], whereas the MedievalJapan-inspired Kingdom of Hoshido has CherryBlossoms.
19th Mar '16 5:37:33 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', each of the warring kingdoms has a flower symbol. The MedievalEurope-inspired Kingdom of Nohr has [[TheTragicRose roses]], whereas the MedievalJapan-inspired Kingdom of Hoshido has CherryBlossoms.
24th Feb '16 9:58:30 AM bookwormgal
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** In the sequel, ''The Bug Princess,'' part of Lydia's project involves photographing meaningful plants based on the language of flowers. These include a forsythia ("anticipation"), a larch ("audacity"), a black poplar ("courage"), a juniper ("protection"), and a green locust tree ("affection beyond the grave"), all of which are meaningful in regards to her and Beetlejuice's relationship. [[spoiler:Especially since BJ is about to propose.]]
23rd Feb '16 10:04:27 PM LadyNorbert
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* A huge number of characters in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series have the name of a flower in their names. Including his mother, Lily Evans, named after the flower of death and mourning, and her sister ''Petunia''. Petunias are popular garden flowers which nevertheless fall into the same family as deadly nightshade. They represent resentment and anger, as well as (somewhat ironically given her [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer attitude]] to her sister and nephew) demonic powers.

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* A huge number of characters in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series have the name of a flower in their names. Including This includes his mother, Lily Evans, named after the flower of death and mourning, and her sister ''Petunia''. Petunias are popular garden flowers which nevertheless fall into the same family as deadly nightshade. They represent resentment and anger, as well as (somewhat ironically given her [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer attitude]] to her sister and nephew) demonic powers.



*** UsefulNotes/{{England}}'s symbol is the Tudor Rose: a combination of the aforementioned Red Rose of Lancaster and White Rose of York in the form of a double-rose with a red outer ring and white inner ring of petals. The symbol was originally simply a representation of the union of the Yorkist and Lancastrian claims in the form of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor Henry VII]]'s marriage to Margaret of York, but it has been the personal badge of every English and British monarch since (all of whom are descended from that couple).

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*** UsefulNotes/{{England}}'s symbol is the Tudor Rose: a combination of the aforementioned Red Rose of Lancaster and White Rose of York in the form of a double-rose with a red outer ring and white inner ring of petals. The symbol was originally simply a representation of the union of the Yorkist and Lancastrian claims in the form of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor Henry VII]]'s marriage to Margaret Princess Elizabeth of York, but it has been the personal badge of every English and British monarch since (all of whom are descended from that couple).



*** UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}' primary floral symbol is the leek for some reason. Daffodils are a common secondary symbol, being the emblem of St. David--St. David being the PatronSaint of Wales.

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*** UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}' primary floral symbol is the leek for some reason. Daffodils are a common secondary symbol, being the emblem of St. David--St. David being David, the PatronSaint of Wales.



*** Using the four symbols--Rose, Thistle, Leek, and Flax--together (usually twisted in a wreath or improbably growing out of a single stem/root system) symbolises British unity in diversity. Historically--and sometimes today--it was the Shamrock rather than Flax, as all of Ireland was part of the UK and not just the northern bit.

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*** Using the four symbols--Rose, Thistle, Leek, and Flax--together (usually twisted in a wreath or improbably growing out of a single stem/root system) symbolises British unity in diversity. Historically--and Historically, and sometimes today--it still today, it was the Shamrock rather than Flax, as all of Ireland was part of the UK and not just the northern bit.
16th Feb '16 10:33:10 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia]] gets a corsage from Beetlejuice. It includes deadly nightshade (which fits her love of dark and spooky things) and calla lilies (which symbolize "magnificence" and "beauty," have a long association with funerals and death, and more recently [[spoiler: are sometimes used in [[{{Foreshadowing}} wedding bouquets]])]].

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* In the ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia]] gets a corsage from Beetlejuice. It includes deadly nightshade (which fits her love of dark and spooky things) and calla lilies (which symbolize "magnificence" and "beauty," have a long association with funerals and death, and more recently [[spoiler: are sometimes used in [[{{Foreshadowing}} wedding bouquets]])]].



* ''Disney/{{Frozen Fever}}'' In Frozen Fever, there are flowers worn by Anna and Elsa as well as the cake.

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* ** ''Disney/{{Frozen Fever}}'' In Frozen Fever, there are flowers worn by Anna and Elsa as well as the cake.


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* Flowers, most notably roses and ivy, are a recurring theme in most installments of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables''.
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