What have I been doing? Well I have been starting to research the history of the violets. I "know" the violets are "period". However I am trying to prove with documentation that violets were period.
So the Violets beginning:
The Greek word for violet is Io. Io is a character in Greek Mythology and the daughter of a King Argos. Zeus loved her, however Zeus was concerned that Hera would discover their illicit affair so he turned Io into a heifer and then created sweet-scented flowers that we now know as violets for her to eat while in her heifer form.
Well that is the mythological start of the violets. However I think Io had a legit complaint that her lover turned her into a heifer - really a heifer? What about a graceful swan or something less lumbering then a heifer. Any male reading this.....being turned into or referred to as a heifer not romantic, however handing your sweetheart a posy of violets now that is romantic.
We will save the romantic symbolism of violets for another post.