In the name of the rose

Red rose: In Greek mythology, the creation of the red rose is said to stem from Aphrodite.

Rosalia: In antiquity, the Romans celebrated the rose each May with a festival known as Rosalia, or Rosatio.

The rose and the Virgin Mary: Following the Christianization of the Roman Empire, the rose became identified with the Virgin Mary.

Rosary: The rose symbol led to the creation of the rosary, a string of knots or beads used to count the component prayers.

War of the Roses: The rival factions in the Wars of the Roses (1455–1487) were asked to pick either red or white roses.

Tudor rose: The Tudor rose is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England.

Rosé wine: The production and consumption of rosé wine dates back to the Phoenicians.

Rose oil: Rose oil is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of rose

Rose perfume: Two major species of rose are cultivated for the production of rose oil.

Floral emblem of the USA: In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation to make the rose the floral emblem of the United States.

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