Photographic Print. Close up photograph of an orange Marigold flower with the genus name Tagetes.
Colourful Marigolds are native to the Americas from North
Argentina to New Mexico
and Arizona. The earliest use was by the Aztecs who
considered them sacred, decorated their temples and attributed to them
magical, religious and medicinal properties, first recorded in 1552. It
is suspected that native seeds were taken
from the Aztecs in the 1500s by early Spanish explorers to Spain. Many
cultures use them in religious ceremonies; temple garlands are offered
to Hindu gods; in Mexico
and Latin America, marigold flowers are used to decorate household
altars to celebrate All Saints and All Souls Day. A rich profusion of
Marigold flower heads are
scattered on relatives' graves in cemeteries. In some cultures, water
infused with Marigolds and rubbed onto eyelids was thought to induce
psychic visions of fairies and if added to pillows, would encourage
psychic and prophetic dreams.
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