purple Lilacs symbolize the first emotions of love, while white lilacs represent youthful innocence."
"The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a
beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac’s botanical name). Captivated by
her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa
through the forest. Frightened by Pan’s affections, Syringa escaped
him by turning herself into an aromatic bush – the flower we now refer
to as lilac."