Persephone was first known as the Greek goddess of Spring, who helped flowers and plants grow. At the beginning of her story, she was known as Kore. There is a bouquet known as "Persephone's Bouquet", made up of the flowers Kore/Persephone and her nymphs were known for collecting regularly. One of those flowers was the violet.
The violet genus has many different species, but overall they symbolize modesty, faithfulness, innocence, virtue, and protection from evil spirits.
The violet was the original flower of St. Valentine's Day, and is the official birth flower of February. It is said that while he was in prison, St. Valentine wrote a letter to his lover using ink made from violets growing outside of his cell.
Possible Powers: Love, Protection from evil (and drunkenness), Peace
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The violets in the mountains have broken through the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams