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PAEON

In Greek Mythology, the Peony is named after Paeon. Paeon a student of Asclepius, the god of medicine and healing was instructed to obtain a magical root growing on Mount Olympus that would soothe the pain of women in childbirth. Asclepius became jealous, so Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower.

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