10.000 x 8.000 x 0.125 inches
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Painting - Soft Pastel On Ampersand Pastelbord
This is a beautiful Dahlia. Its colors beguiled me - such an array in each and every petal!
According to legend, Serpent Woman, the Aztec goddess, frequently visited an eagle that provided her with knowledge of the sky gods. On one visit she encountered a rabbit that was holding a Dahlia consisting of eight red rays in his mouth. She was instructed by the gods to pierce the flower with a sharp spike and hold the flower to her breast throughout the night. She did as instructed, and the next morning she gave birth to a full-grown son, Utzilopochtli, the War God, who was born with profound thirst for blood and strength for war as a result of the Dahlia that Serpent Woman had pierced.
The dahlia, which is associated with elegance and dignity, derives its name from the surname of Anders Dahl, a Swedish botanist. The name Dahl or Dahlia actually means valley or valley flower. The name Dahlia is masculine and Scandinavian.
June 16th, 2010
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