Peony

Peony Meaning and Origin

The name Peony is a girl’s name meaning “healing and is of Latin origin. The name Peony also has its origins in Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, Paeon was a student of the god of medicine, Asclepius. When Paeon surpassed his teacher’s abilities, Asclepius became jealous and sought to kill him. To protect Paeon, Zeus transformed him into a beautiful flower, which became known as the peony. The peony flower holds cultural significance in various societies. In Chinese culture, the peony is known as the “king of flowers” and is associated with wealth, honor, and romance. It is considered a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. In Western culture, the peony is often associated with beauty, love, and happiness. Peony’s are large, often fragrant flowers, in colors ranging from purple and pink to red, white, or yellow, that bloom in late spring and early summer. 

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