Both Greek and Roman mythology is full of rose related stories. It seems that it has all started from a ‘lifeless body’ of a nymph being found by Chloris (goddess of flowers and spring), who with a bit of help from Zephyrus (the keeper of the west wind), Apollo (god of healing and medicine), Aphrodite (the goddess of beauty), Dionysus (who added a nectar of intoxicating aroma) transformed it into a flower. Once the Three Graces further bestowed upon the blossom the gifts of charm, joy and splendour. Aphrodite named the flower Rose and dedicated it to her son Eros the god of love.
Undoubtedly roses were known to Greeks almost three thousand years ago! The legendary poet, Homer (born ~ 800 B.C.) wrote in his famous ‘Iliad’ that the body of Hector (Trojan prince and the greatest fighter for Troy) was anointed with rose before his burial.
There are so many uses for this small bag of Greek Rose Petals. Grown, harvested, dried and packed in Halkidiki.