There are so many reasons to love Marigolds. They're funny, bright, cheerful little flowers. Marigolds are known as the "Herb of the Sun" and symbolize passion and creativity. Water made from Marigolds was thought to induce psychic visions of faeries if rubbed on the eyelids. The Marigold is associated with the lion and the blooms are sacred offerings in many cultures. They're even sometimes used in chicken feed to deepen the golden color of egg yolks.Marigolds, most importantly, are my son's favorite flower.