Tuesday, 6 January 2009

My love, Perfect love?!

Eva Ariela Lindberg, the author of Tulip Love says: "Tulip" means "Perfect Love" in Persian mythology!

I loved that interpretation of the Tulip flower.

Note: Didn't read the book nor know what is the issue there, but liked that the Tulip flower got a big chunk of attention


Neoark said...

how about pure love? or Innocent Love? ;p

Fashionista said...

tulips put me in a state of happiness that cannot be explained by words

do you have a fav. color?

Jewaira said...

Interesting...didn't know it was a Persian word.

Anonymous said...

I was also surprised that it's a Persian word, so i googled it :D

Yes apparently it comes from dulband which means turban: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=tulip&searchmode=none

Now what i am wondering is that if it is derived from the Persian word dElband (not dUlband) and delband in persian means sweetheart (or literally= someone who is attached (band) to the heart (del)? hmmm?

oh and here's a bit of info i just learned while Googling 'tulip':

"The story goes that a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself - riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It's said that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Sorry for the delay every one

lol, well me likey them and wish them to my self and every one, including a retired gamer ;p

Same here! as for the color nothing in particular but my most fav. is white and bright pink, red, orange :D

me neither :D and the beauty is that it meant something GRAND :D

I'm IMPRESSED :D wow! thank you so much for the info and search :D that was so brilliant of you, you certainly added a lot to my info about my fav. flower and its name

and the story of Farhad for some reason reminded me of Narcissus ;> the roman version that is