in Greek mythology, is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea
and the keeper of his seals. Proteus knew all things past,
present, and future but was able to change his shape at will
to avoid the necessity of prophesying. Each day at noon Proteus
would rise from the sea and sleep in the shade of the rocks
on the island of Pharos in Egypt with his seals lying around
him. Persons wishing to learn the future had to catch hold
of him at that time and hold on as he assumed dreadful shapes,
including those of wild animals and terrible monsters.
all his ruses proved unavailing, Proteus resumed his usual
form and told the truth The protea was named after this Greek
god, because this treasure offers a breathtaking diversity
of shapes, sizes, hues and textures to create more than 1,400
varieties. And, because of its very growing locations, many
still query why the protea is indigenous to so many areas.