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enma Ai sutra by jyoujo enma Ai sutra by jyoujo
Since these spider Lilies usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox, they are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in 地 獄(also known as Hell), and guide the dead into the next reincarnation.
A famous legend is of two elves: 曼 珠, who guarded the flower, and 沙 華 who guarded the leaves. Out of curiosity, they defied their fate of guarding the herb alone, and managed to meet each other. At first sight, they fell in love ♥ with each other. G.O.D, exasperated by their waywardness, separated the miserable couple, and laid a curse on them as a punishment: the flowers of 曼 珠 shall never meet the leaves of 沙 華 again.
It was said that when the couple met after death in hell , they vowed to meet each other after reincarnation. However, neither of them could keep their words. ♥

Some other legends have it that when a person sees someone that they may never meet again, these flowers, also called red spider lilies, would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends .




 
  - 地 獄 少 女  " Enma Ai"




Hell Girl OST here :pointr: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKGM3j… :pointl:



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i 'm sure we'll grow ...
but we'll never bloom again...
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:iconaskenmaai1:
AskEnmaAi1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
My beloved flowers...
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Narutolover00 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Oooh, I love spider lillies! :D Btw, interesting explanation; I like it ^^ :+fav:
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ilusionista13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
interesting photo and legend
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sing-of-solace Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this piece, explanation and all. Well done. And might I say that your photography is always marvelous? It is.
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xiaodoma Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I’m wondering if you are changing your style now. Your resent works don’t show much vivid color. Or maybe just it’s winter now. :)
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Photographer
true , i am managing the contrast and colors burst
for a change . but winter is right there anyways ; )
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MysticalDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As always these are my favorites ^_^
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Souruuriin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
they're soo beautiful :iconasdfghplz:
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onyxkreed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
what an interesting name for a flower. it's beautiful yoshi.
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   Photographer
oooh i want to see this flower here in reality :heart:
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