Myth of the Hyacinth
Hyacinthus, being it’s latin name, is a commonly known spring perrenial. What many don’t know is it’s history in the pages of greek mythology. Apollo, the god of music, arts, and game, fell madly in love with a youthful boy named Hyacinthus, who exuded in game and beauty.
On one fated day while tossing discus, Zephyr, god of the western winds, infatuated with Hyacinthus as well and jealous of Apollo, blew a wind so strong, that the discus thrown by Apollo lost it’s course and struck young Hyacinthus, killing him with a single blow. Apollo grieved for the young boy and his mortality, and as his lover bled, the red drops transformed and revealed the hyacinth flower.
The Hyaincth is associated with rebirth, the spring equinox, and gay love.