With flowers blooming everywhere, Sweet floral scents have filled up the air, the birds are singing and bees are dancing; spring in Sweden is just getting beautiful every day and I decided to make my apartment feel the season as well.
I bought a couple of flowering plants and also planted some seeds myself. So In today’s blog, I thought I would share with you about my lovely plants. I have named each one of them and I will tell you all about it in detail! 😀
I named this lovely, beautiful red flowering plant after the goddess Freya. Freya is the Goddess of love in Norse mythology, but she is also associated with beauty and magic. She is believed to be breathtakingly beautiful and she also regarded as the goddess of fire. I think my red flowering plant represents all that Freya represent and there cannot be a more suitable name for her than Freya. She is stunningly beautiful herself!
Aurora is the Latin word for dawn and Aurora is also the goddess of dawn in Roman mythology. It is said that Aurora renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun. My darling flowers also do something similar, they curl up and close their petals when the sun goes down and open up in the morning, announcing the arrival of the day just like the goddess Aurora! Also, Aurora, the name has Indo-European roots. And, the northern lights are referred to as Aurora as well. Isn’t Aurora the perfect name now?
These pink beauties so remind me of the cherry blossoms. They are so closely the same color. The cherry blossoms are called Sakura in Japanese. Cherry blossoms are believed to symbolize the clouds, representing the ephemeral nature of life. The transience of the blossoms, the exquisite beauty, and volatility, has often been associated with mortality and gracefulness. Sakura has another significance to me as well, The ritual of Sakura by Rituals is my ultimate favorite body mist recently, it smells and feels simply amazing! Just the perfect name for my plant!
Elena is the name of my baby plant, these are Dahlia baby plants. The name Elena comes from Eleanor, which has a Greek origin and it means Bright light. I named this one after the Disney Princess Elena. Elena has the heart and mind of a true leader. She has a powerful magical Scepter of Light. Elena is a very strong, young, beautiful and magical girl with a great heart. I think it is the best name I can give to my Dahlia flowers.
Ægir is the name I have given to my Aloe vera pot. Ægir is the Lord of Oceans in the Norse mythology. He has great magical powers and his daughters are the spirits of the waves. I might have mentioned this a lot many times on the blog than I have a special connection with water, rain, ocean, and anything to do with water. My name Sindhuja, in fact, means, “one who is born out of the ocean”. So this name Ægir really represents a lot to me. And, also, the name is pre-Norse and is derived from an ancient Indo-European root. See some connection there? Also, Ægir is portrayed as a man with long beard. I mean look at the picture, I can see my aloe vera in there. This is the name. Ægir!
I have named my spiral bamboo plant as Watatsumi. He was given to me by a very dear friend. Watatsumi is actually the name of the Japanese Dragon and is also believed to be the great deity of the sea by the Japanese. He has extraordinary magical powers. My spiral bamboo is hydrophilic, he lives in a vase of water. He just looks like Watatsumi, doesn’t he? He cannot have any other name than Watatsumi. I am sure he loves it.
So, yeah, Ægir, Freya, Elena, Sakura, Aurora, and Watatsumi are my new roommates. They sit by the window sill giving me great company and making my home more beautiful. These plants feel very close to me and they have very fitting names. And every one of them represents something really special. I have given a lot of thinking before naming them and I really hope that my plants like their name and what I attribute them with. I hope even you like them. Let me know what you think in the comment section 😀
See ya See ya!
PS: I am sorry if I bored you with too much Mythology 🙂