The flower symbolism associated with poppies is magic, consolation, fertility, beauty, and eternal life. The Greeks used poppies in the shrines of Demeter, goddess of fertility, and Diana, goddess of the hunt. The Egyptians included poppies at funerals and in burial tombs. Poppies denote sleep, rest and repose. In modern times, poppies have been associated with Flanders fields as an emblem of those who died in World War I and because of that we are wearing poppies at remembrance day.