The amaryllis lily has come to symbolize pride, determination and radiant beauty. Victorians lauded its rich crimson blossoms and strength of character. But it was the ancient Greeks who assigned it a tragic role. In a legend, the timid maiden, Amaryllis, was smitten with love for the arrogant sheepherder hunk, Alteo–who ignored her. So for 30 consecutive nights she wept at his door, stabbing her heart with a golden arrow. She died, of course. But from her blood a radiant, crimson blossom appeared. Less creative than ancient Greek storytellers, I used ink instead of blood to draw dissected amaryllis flowers.