History of flower meanings
Life is magical, life is beautiful.
Technically, floriography has been practised for thousands of years in many cultures throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. Many flowers derive their meaning and symbolism from ancient myths and legends. A lot of Shakespeare’s work involved flower symbolism too. All of these flowers continue to hold the same meaning attached to its mythology today.
Historians believe the twelve gemstones of the breastplate of Aaron corresponded originally to the twelve tribes of Israel. However, Josephus and St. Jerome, in the 1st and 5th centuries CE respectively, began linking these gems with the signs of the zodiac.