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The emblem of New York University

The New York University emblem features a purple flag symbolized by the torch in the hands of the Statue of Liberty, representing the university's location in New York City. Violet Torch, New York University. It's a very special design, and it's very allegorical.


The dominant color is Violet, because when the school was founded in 1831, it was the summer country houses of the wealthy, full of violets.


According to ancient Greek mythology, Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, was reluctant to part with her lover when she said goodbye, and her tears dropped onto the earth. In the following spring, the place where Venus's tears fell sprouted and blossomed into beautiful fragrant flowers, violets.


We can't tell what the violet's language has to do with this myth, but it makes it more vivid and intuitive to understand it.