The Greeks attributed to the flower anti-aphrodisiac qualities; in Greek mythology it is considered the symbol of unrequited love, but also of platonic love. The Egyptians chose this flower to decorate, painting the walls of the tombs of the pharaohs. In the East, the water lily symbolizes the dawn, the arrival of the sun; some varieties open when the sun rises and then close again at sunset. Water Lily is the name used to indicate the water lily in the countries
Anglo-Saxon; here represents the
chastity, purity, and coldness.