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.