I spent some minutes on Wikipedia to pick some links and I tried to made up a quick list that may be used as a discussion startpoint for a reference about the meaning of the Gotei 13 Symbols.
Please let me know your thoughts on this list, I have been greatly helped by my mother who used to work as a florist years ago... :-)
- Centaurea or Chrysanthemum (specially this one -- thanks to sff_corgi)
- Marigold (reference to Chapter 323, page 20)
- Gentian, maybe even Gentiana Acaulis (thanks to d_sky and shiroro)
- Lily of the Valley (thanks to haya5h1)
- Camelia (thanks to haya5h1)
- Iris (thanks to d_sky)
- Strelitzia, also known as Flower of Paradise
- Lotus, or specifically a Sacred Lotus
- Daffodil (thanks to medeni_ci_jones)
- Yarrow (thanks to d_sky)
- Dianthus / Sweet William or Thistle -- what do you think?
- Snowdrop (thanks to shiroro)
it would be great if somebody with some Wikipedia knowledge could update this article about Gotei 13 Insignia, for those who are not in this discussion :) The informations can be taken from this post ^^ -- done by sff_corgi , thank you!! :)
LAST EDIT: September 5th, 2008