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Rose: The rose is an ancient symbol of the Goddess.
- In the East the rose is the Flower of the Goddess.
- In the West the white rose is the sign of the virgin and the red rose is the Goddess in her full sexual maturity.
- Faery tales contain aspects of the Goddess: Briar Rose, Snow White and Rose Red.
- Roses are sacred to Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love.
- Christianity adopted the symbol and called the Virgin Mary the Rose of Heaven, Mystic Rose and Queen of the Rose Garden. (2, 4)