Water Lilies - Art

Water Lilies Nymphaea The Lotus Flower is one of the most ancient and deeply spiritual symbols of a universal culture. Lotuses are 5 species of water lilies, three in the genus Nymphaea and two in Nelumbo; both genera are members of the water-lily family. Nymphaea lotus, the Egyptian white lotus, is believed to be the original sacred lotus of ancient Egypt. It and the Egyptian blue lotus, N. caerulea, (could this be the word source for cerulean blue colour) were often pictured in ancient Egyptian art. The common Egyptian "lotus" is actually correctly called a water lily: the white lotus opens at dusk in the evening, the blue water lily opens in the morning. -- A L O H A -- Copyright Sharon Mau - All Rights Reserved http://www.sharon-mau.pixels.com

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