Renewal, faith, valor, knowledge, hope, power, and majesty are all represented by this symbol.

Irises were placed on the graves of loved ones in ancient Greece in the hopes that the goddess Iris would escort them to the afterlife on her rainbow. The three petals of the iris represented faith, heroism, and knowledge in ancient Egypt. The iris was also a symbol of life’s regeneration and essence. On his shield, Louis VII of France utilized the iris as an emblem. The iris was subsequently transformed into the fleur-de-lis, a symbol of power and royalty. Irises are flowers that represent hope. They were given to persons who had lost faith or who needed to be encouraged. The iris is the flower for persons born in February and is the major present for a 25th wedding anniversary.

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