|The Milky Way|
|Legend has it that the Archangel Gabriel presented the|
Virgin Mary with a spray of lilies, at the annunciation.
|Being fastidious groomers, if a cat gets pollen on herself, she will |
wash it off - possibly with fatal consequences
- In the 18th century having lilies indoors was said to 'procure wakefulness'.
- Lilies were thought to cure sorrow by causing loss of memory
- Chinese herbalist thought lilies had to power to cause the birth of a son if the flower was worn in the woman's girdle during pregnancy.
- It is unlucky to have an even number of flowers in a bouquet, this is associated with wreathes and death.
- In Victorian flower language, a white lily meant purity and gave the message "It's heavenly to be with you", whilst an orange lily represented hatred.
|A happy cat is ...one without lilies in the house.|