Memorial Day 2014 and the saving grace of Zeus

It must be Memorial Day in Joan's garden, the peonies have exploded. According to Greek mythology, the peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower

It must be Memorial Day. In Joan’s garden, the peonies have exploded. According to Greek mythology (and Wikipedia), the peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower.

RGK

 

3 responses

  1. Judge:
    Happy Memorial Day to you & yours. God bless the men and women who wear–and have worn–the military uniform of our country.
    RT

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