The flower has been used as love charms and is incorporated in many weddings. The marigold is known as the “herb of the sun” and symbolizes passion and creativity. The Welsh believed that if the marigold was not open early in the morning, a storm was on its way. Some also made marigold water which was believed to induce psychic visions of fairies if rubbed on your eyelids. The marigold was once thought to protect against the plague and effective in stopping gossip.