LILY OF THE VALLEY – Conscious mind, memory, mental healing, peace, tranquility,purity. Can be used in rituals/spells to stop harassment. Can be used to promote longevity in marriage. Expands feelings of peace and comfort. Memory enhancing. Do not ingest. A Sign of Luck and Protection – Some people think that the bell-shaped flower can summon the good spirits and fend off evil. It’s customary to wish someone good fortune and wealth in several cultures. Greek legend holds that Apollo planted lily-of-the-valley in the forest to provide protection for his muses’ feet. The lily of the valley is a symbol for humility, tenderness, and sincerity.
The lily-of-the-valley was considered the flower of Ostara, the Norse goddess of spring and morning, in ancient Germanic tradition.
The flower is the focal point of May Day in France, a celebration of the arrival of spring. It makes sense that the Latin words for valley and belonging to May are used in the botanical name of the lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis. It is also known as May Bells or May Lily.
In Britain, the Furry Dance, which is frequently conducted in Helston, Cornwall, to commemorate the start of spring and summer, is when lilies-of-the-valley are worn.
It is connected to Pentecost in Christianity, a holiday honoring the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. It is also known as Our Lady’s Tears in honor of Mary, whose tears after the death of her son blossomed into lilies of the valley.
All plant parts, especially the red berries that may be alluring to kids, are potentially toxic if consumed. The plant can result in heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain if consumed.