A flower that is one of the symbols of immortality. It has
been said by occult magicians that a crown made with this flower
has supernatural properties and will bring fame and favor
to those who wear it. It was also regarded in ancient times as
a symbol of immortality and was used to decorate images of
gods and tombs. In ancient Greece, the flower was sacred to the
goddess Artemis of Ephesus, and the name amaranth derives
from Amarynthos, a hunter of Artemis and king of Euboea.
There are many species of Amaranth, some with poetic folk
names such as princes feather and love-lies-bleeding.