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Cuore verde tra due laghi
Flowers of the Lake
Cuore verde tra due laghi

Snowdrop

The Snowdrop is known in scientific jargon as “Galanthus Nivalis”, but most people know it as the “Star of the Morning”. The popular name snowdrop comes from the fact that it is one of the only flowers that appears after winter. In Christian tradition, the snowdrop is associated with the Candlemas of February 2, the Purification of the Blessed Virgin.

Furthermore, there is legend that Adam and Eve, kicked out of their earthly paradise, were transported to a dark, ice-cold place where it was always winter. Eve was soon overwhelmed with anxiety and regret, and couldn’t accept the idea of living in such conditions; an angel had mercy on her and, it is said, gathered a fistful of snowflakes, blew on them, and ordered them to transform into buds when they touched the ground.

When she saw the snowdrop flowers, Eve regained her strength and vitality. Snowdrops are the symbol of life and hope.