Amaryllis Flower Meaning
Amaryllis means pride, timidity, splendid beauty. This was another fun flower with mythological connections, it has been a bit since I've run across one with a fun story behind it. The story says that Amaryllis was a shy timid nymph and she fell deeply in love with Alteo who was a shepherd with Herculean strength and the beauty of Apollo. She hoped to win him over with what he wanted most, a unique flower that had never existed before. The oracle of Delphi instructed Amaryllis to appear at Alteo's door for 30 nights piercing her heart with a golden arrow each time. When he finally opened his door there was this lovely crimson flower sprung from the blood of Amaryllis's heart. Such romantic and tragic love!