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Rose:

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

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