Diana Isadora Marlene

MYTH
The Greek myth of Orchis explains the origin of the plants. Orchis, the son of a nymph and a satyr, came upon a festival of Dionysios (Bacchus) in the forest. He drank too much, and attempted to rape a priestess of Dionysios. For his insult, he was torn apart by the Bacchanalians. His father prayed for him to be restored, but the gods instead changed him into a flower.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchidaceae
Photo: Charlotte York http://bridgeandtunnelgirl.tumblr.com/

MYTH

The Greek myth of Orchis explains the origin of the plants. Orchis, the son of a nymph and a satyr, came upon a festival of Dionysios (Bacchus) in the forest. He drank too much, and attempted to rape a priestess of Dionysios. For his insult, he was torn apart by the Bacchanalians. His father prayed for him to be restored, but the gods instead changed him into a flower.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchidaceae

Photo: Charlotte York http://bridgeandtunnelgirl.tumblr.com/

Notes

  1. thingsgotoutofcontrol reblogged this from dianaisadoramarlene
  2. machinegnome reblogged this from dianaisadoramarlene
  3. luvisallyaneed reblogged this from nybg
  4. battleblogs reblogged this from bphoto2012 and added:
    PHOTO of the day | May 11, 2012 | orchids | ny botanical garden
  5. bphoto2012 reblogged this from nybg and added:
    May 11, 2012 | orchids | ny botanical garden
  6. oilofthornes reblogged this from theherbarium
  7. bajopresionnosoycreativo reblogged this from theherbarium
  8. theherbarium reblogged this from nybg
  9. marinoswal reblogged this from nybg
  10. linitaluna reblogged this from nybg and added:
    MYTH The Greek myth of Orchis explains the origin of the plants. Orchis, the son of a nymph and a satyr, came upon a...
  11. islandseaglass reblogged this from nybg
  12. hurricanesandearthquakes reblogged this from nybg
  13. giggleho reblogged this from nybg
  14. laralovesmolly reblogged this from nybg
  15. moonhowler56 reblogged this from nybg
  16. awkwardmel reblogged this from nybg
  17. wootiful reblogged this from nybg and added:
    Classical myth and flowers! These are a few of my favorite things.
  18. amethystcrown reblogged this from batesnursery
  19. cristinh reblogged this from nybg
  20. randomc reblogged this from batesnursery