In mythology, rose meaning is associated with Aphrodite
(Greek) goddess of love who was often depicted
adorned with roses around her head, feet and or neck.
In lore, we track down this association
when we discover that a rose bush grew within the pool of blood
spilled from Aphrodite's slain lover (Adonis).
We can interpret the symbolism here several ways.
The most common interpretation is that the rose
symbolizes an immortal love
or a union that will never fade - even through time or death.