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Long celebrated in art and literature, narcissi various common names include daffodil and jonquil are associated with a number of themes in different cultures, ranging from death to good fortune, and as symbols of Spring. The daffodil is the national flower of Wales associated with St. David's Day. In other cultures it many be associated with wealth, good fortune and beauty. Because of the time that it flowers it is also a symbol of Spring, and associated religious festivals such as Easter, hence the use of Lent lily or in German, Easter bells, amongst its common names.
The appearance of the wild flowers in spring is also associated with festivals in many places. While prized for its ornamental value, there is Rachmaninovs Revenge (The Fallen Priest) (Early Version) - Freddie Mercury - The Solo Collection (B an ancient cultural association with death, at least for pure white forms.
Historically the narcissus has appeared in written and visual arts since antiquity, being found in graves from Ancient Egypt. In classical Graeco-Roman literature the narcissus is associated with both the myth of the youth who was turned into a flower of that time, and with the Goddess Persephone, snatched into the underworld as she gathered their blooms.
Narcissi were said to grow in meadows in the underworld. In these contexts they frequently appear in the poetry of the period from Stasinos to Pliny. In western European culture narcissi and daffodils are among the most celebrated flowers in English literature, from Gower to Day-Lewis, while the best known poem is probably that of Wordsworth. The narcissus also plays an important part in Eastern cultures from their association with the New year in Chinese culture to symbolising eyes in Islamic art.
The word 'Daffodil' has been used widely in popular culture from Dutch cars to Swedish rock bands, while many cancer charities have used it as a fundraising symbol. The daffodil is the national flower of Waleswhere it is traditional to wear a daffodil or a leek on Saint David's Day March 1. In Welsh the daffodil is known as " Peter 's Leek", cenhinen Bedr or cenin Pedrthe leek cenhinen being the other national symbol.
The narcissus is perceived in the West as a symbol of vanity, in the East as a symbol of wealth and good fortune see Eastern cultures. In classical Persian literaturethe narcissus is a symbol of beautiful eyes, together with other flowers that equal a beautiful face with a spring garden, such as roses for cheeks and violets for shining dark hair.
In western countries the daffodil is associated with spring festivals such as Lent and its successor Easter. In Germany the wild narcissus, N. Although prized as an ornamental flower, some people consider narcissi unlucky, because they hang their heads implying misfortune, and hence refuse to have them in Metamorphosis Of Narcissus (1937) - Various - In Response To...Salvador Dalí house.
Robert Herrickdescribes them as portents of death, an association which also appears in the myth of Persephone and the underworld see The Arts, below.
Narcissi have been used decoratively for a long time, a wreath of Metamorphosis Of Narcissus (1937) - Various - In Response To...Salvador Dalí N.
This so-called " Rose of Sharon " being actually a bulbous plant, probably N. She clothed herself with garments which the Graces and Hours had made for her and dyed in flowers of spring -- such flowers as the Seasons wear -- in crocus and hyacinth and flourishing violet and the rose's lovely bloom, so sweet and delicious, and heavenly buds, the flowers of the narcissus and lily.
In such perfumed garments is Aphrodite clothed at all seasons. It was a thing of awe whether for deathless gods or mortal men to see: from its root grew a hundred blooms and it smelled most sweetly, so that all wide heaven above and the whole earth and the sea's salt swell laughed for joy.
Just as Persephone reaching for the flower heralded her doom, the youth Narcissus gazing at his own reflection portended his death. Plutarch refers to this in his Symposiacs as follows, "and the daffodil, because it benumbs the nerves and causes a stupid narcotic heaviness in the limbs, and therefore Sophocles calls it the ancient garland flower of the great that is, the earthy gods. Pausanias, deferring to Pamphos, believed that the myth of Persephone long antedated that of Narcissus, and hence discounts the idea the Moon Madness - Ultravox - U-VOX was named after the youth.
This poet was born many years before Narcissus the Thespian, and he says that the Maid, the daughter of Demeter, was carried off when she was playing and gathering flowers, and that the flowers by which she was deceived into being carried off were not violets, but the narcissus.
Virgil refers to the cup shaped corona of the narcissus flower, allegedly You Know You Like It (Original Version) - AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It the tears of the youth Narcissus.
In the second book l. Ovid Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BC — 17 AD was also familiar with narcissi, in his recounting of the self-loving youth who is turned into the flower, in the third book of his Metamorphoses l. The waves beside them danced, but they Outdid the sparkling waves in glee: — A poet could not but be gay In such a laughing company: I gaz'd — and gaz'd — but little thought What wealth the shew to me had brought: For oft when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude, And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the Daffodils.
William Wordsworth version . Although there is no clear evidence that the flower's name derives directly from the Greek myth, this link between the flower and the myth became firmly part of western culture. The narcissus or daffodil is the most loved of all English plants,  and appears frequently in English literature.
No flower has received more poetic description except the rose and the lilywith poems by authors including John GowerSpenserConstableShakespeareAddison and Thomsontogether with Milton see Roman cultureaboveWordsworthShelley and Keats. Frequently the poems deal with self-love derived from Ovid's account. For in the winter fresh and faire The flowres ben, which is contraire To kind, and so was the folie Which fell of his surquedrie [notes 4]. Gower's reference to the yellow flower of the legend has been assumed to be the daffodil or Narcissus though as with all references in the older literature to the flower that sprang from the youth's death, there is room for some debate as to the exact species of flower indicated, some preferring Crocus.
Spenser announces the coming of the Daffodil in Aprill of his Shepheardes Calender"Strowe me the ground with Daffadowndillies". Shakespeare, who frequently uses flower imagery refers to daffodils twice in The Winter's Tale Autolycus act iv, sc.
However Shakespeare also uses the term 'Narcissus' in the latter act Pojďme, Kam Nás Nohy Ponesou - Various - Starý Desky Sou Hezký 64, sc.
Tis called Narcissus, madam". Robert Herrickin Hesperides alludes to their association with death in a number of poems such as To Daffadills "Faire Daffadills we Om Mani Peme Hung - Dead Skeletons - Live In Berlin to see, You haste away so soone"  and Divination by a Daffadill.
Among the English romantic movement Metamorphosis Of Narcissus (1937) - Various - In Response To...Salvador Dalí none is better known than William Wordsworth 's short poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud The Daffodils  which has become linked in the popular mind with the daffodils that form its main image,    here associated with vitality and pleasure.
Among their contemporaries, Keats refers to daffodils among those things capable of bringing 'joy for ever'. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever Some shape of beauty moves away the pall Housmanusing one of the daffodil's more symbolic names see Symbolswrote the Spring poem The Lent Lily in his collection A Shropshire Laddescribing the Metamorphosis Of Narcissus (1937) - Various - In Response To...Salvador Dalí Easter death of the daffodil:.
Now the full throated daffodils, Our trumpeters in gold, Call resurrection from the ground, And bid the year be bold. In Black Narcissus Rumer Godden describes the disorientation of English nuns in the Indian Himalayasand gives the plant name an unexpected twist, alluding both to narcissism and the effect of the perfume Narcisse Noir Caron on others. The novel was later adapted into the Metamorphosis Of Narcissus (1937) - Various - In Response To...Salvador Dalí film of the same name.
The narcissus also appears in German literature. Paul Gerhardta pastor and hymn writer wrote:. In the visual arts, narcissi are depicted in three different contexts, mythological Metamorphosis Of Narcissus (1937) - Various - In Response To...Salvador Dalí , Persephonefloral art, or landscapes.
Narcissi first started to appear in western art in the late middle agesin panel paintingsparticularly those depicting crucifixion. In Chinese culture interest in narcissi centres on Narcissus tazettawhich can be grown indoors.
Narcissus tazetta subsp. If the narcissus blooms on Chinese New Year, it is said to bring extra wealth and Metamorphosis Of Narcissus (1937) - Various - In Response To...Salvador Dalí fortune throughout the year. Its sweet fragrance is also highly revered in Chinese culture. The flower has many names in Chinese culture, including water narcissus since they can be grown in water and seui sin faa water immortal flowers.
As Chinese Garden Art expert Marianne Beuchert writes, in contrast to the West, narcissi have not played a significant part Dreamless Days - The Warlocks - Heavy Deavy Skull Lover Chinese Garden art, but have become a symbol of good luck, in which the multi-headed inflorescence of N. Narcissus bulb carving and cultivation has become an art akin to Japanese bonsai.
The bulbs may be carved to create curling leaves crab claw culture. The bulbs can produce six to eleven flower stems from a single bulb, each with an average of eight fragrant blooms. The Japanese visual novel Narcissu contains many references to the narcissus, the main characters setting out for the famed narcissus fields on Awaji IslandN.
The eye imagery is also found in a number of poems by Abu Nuwas — Even the prophet Mohammed is said to have praised the narcissus, "Whoever has two loaves of bread, sell one and buy narcissi, for while bread nourishes the body, the narcissus feeds the soul". The word 'Daffodil' has been used widely in popular culture from Dutch cars to Swedish rock bands.
In some areas where wild narcissi are particularly prevalent, their blooming in spring is celebrated in festivals. The slopes around MontreuxSwitzerland and its associated riviera come alive with blooms each May May Snowand are associated with the Narcissi Festival. However, the narcissi are now considered threatened.
But when the girles were come into The meadowes souring all in sight, That wench with these, this wench with those Trim floures themselves did all delight; She with the Narcisse good in sent. For in the wynter freysshe and faire The floures ben, which is contraire To kynde, and so was the folie Which fell of his Surquiderie Gowerl.
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