The rose has been celebrated at all times by the poets and lent material to the mythologies and legends since Solomon who saw a rose in the wife of the Song of Songs, Sappho and Anacreon to the delicate comparison of Malherbe:
“It was a rose and like the roses lived the space of a morning”.
In the Novel of the Rose, this is the prize of love and courage. In The Golden Ass of Apuleius, the donkey becomes a man by eating roses, and poets have represented the Aurora as a young woman who spreads roses. In Indian mythology, the rose already represents the Sun, and the Aurora, and the evening Twilight.