Cherokee Rose


I love the Walking Dead series. It is one of the FEW T.V. shows I watch. I will admit sometimes I watch it with my hands in front of my eyes asking “What’s happening.”  It certainly causes my kids to mess with me a lot. LOL.

Ages ago I heard the story of the Cherokee Rose.

I heard this beautiful song talking about the flower that would represent the grief of the Cherokee mothers. Cherokee Rose by Corey Smith and a lovely New Age Version of the Cradle Song of the Cherokee Rose

Then, of course in the Second Season of Walking Dead. Darrell (Norman Reedus) is trying to comfort Carol after her child Sophia goes missing. It is the most beautiful scene of the entire series. It is well worth taking a look. The Cherokee Rose

 

Cherokee Rose Onlineplantguide.com

Cherokee Rose Onlineplantguide.com

"The Legend of the Cherokee Rose

The Cherokee were driven from their homelands in North Carolina and Georgia over 100 years ago when gold was discovered in their lands. The journey known as the "Trail of Tears". It was a terrible time for the people - many died from the hardships and the women wept. The old men knew the women must be strong to help the children survive so they called upon the Great One to help their people and to give the mothers strength.

The Great One caused a plant to spring up everywhere a Mother's tears had fallen upon the ground on the journey. He told the old men that the plant would grow quickly, then fall back to the ground and another stem would grow. The plant would have white blossoms, a beautiful rose with five petals and gold in the center for the greed of the white man for the gold on their land. The leaves would have seven green leaflets, one for each Cherokee clan. The plant would be strong and grow quickly throughout the land all along the Trail of Tears. The stickers on the stem would protect it from those who might try to move it, as it spread to reclaim some of the lost Cherokee homeland.

The next morning, the women saw the beautiful white blossoms far back on the trail. When they heard what the Great One had said they felt their strength returning and knew they would survive and the children would grow and the People would flourish in the new Cherokee Nation.

Info provided by the Cherokee Nation Cultural Resource Center. For information regarding culture and language, please contact:

cultural@cherokee.org"

 

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