CEMPAZUCHIL-MARIGOLD "THE FLOWER OF THE DEAD".

Large Marigold<br>CEMPAZUCHIL<br>The Flower of the Dead<br>
Large Marigold
CEMPAZUCHIL
The Flower of the Dead
Item# 1288
$3.50, 12/$25.00
Color: 

Orange, Gold, Yellow Colors.
3" Diameter/ 17" Green Stem
Hecho en Mexico.
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In the Aztec language of NAHUATL, the marigold is "Xempa (Dead) -Xochitl(Flower)". The spelling was changed in Castillian Spanish to 'Cempazuchil' for easier pronounciation. The traditional flower of Day of the Dead, the marigold represents the sun's rays. The sun is the origin of all living things, the marigold symbolizes that the deceased has not lost their place in the universe.