Common names: Windflower, Smell Fox.
Anemone is originally derived from the Greek word "Anemos" meaning "wind" hence the name windflower. It belongs to the buttercup family.
According to other Greek myths, Anemone was the name of a nymph that Zephyr, the sweet Spring wind, and Borea, the god of the West Wind were in love with. Chloris, the goddess of flowers, took revenge on the nymph and turned her into a flower which withered by the time Zephyr arrived. Yet another legend says, that anemones came from Venus's tears when she was weeping for Adonis. The story goes that Aphrodite, being in love with Adonis, kept him longer by her side, than what was allowed by the Gods, thus triggering the vengeance of Persephone. While weeping for his death, Aphrodite swore he will live for ever and the beautiful flower Anemone, is born out of her tears.
In Palestine, the Anemone was thought to have grown under the cross of Jesus.
Superstitions about the anemone existed in Europe, and Eg...