Legend has it that Paeon, the physician to the gods, was so gifted at healing that his teacher became extremely jealous and threatened his life. Zeus saved him by changing him into the beautiful flower known as the Peony. For this reason, the ancient Greeks believed that the flower was imbued with Paeon's healing powers. Interestingly, in Japan as well, the peony flower is a powerful symbol of protection from evil spirits. Protection, healing, and stripes, (symbolizing speed), all combine beautifully in our women's Paeon Sports Bra!