Asphodel is a type of lily and means ‘remembered beyond the tomb’ or 'my regrets follow you to the grave’.
Xeranthemum Immortelle – Chapter 80: Another God
Nico was scared to move, even to turn to look at the speaker. The massive dogs had clearly tried to attack him, and it didn’t seem their intentions had changed.
He listened to the sound of shoes crunching over grass until a tall, thin man in a dark suit with pale skin and hair so light a blonde it was nearly white came into view. There were dark circles under the limpid eyes that narrowed as they looked down at him.
“Well, are you?” His oily voice snapped with irritation, “You certainly look the part.”
Nico’s fingers clenched at the grass, and he grit his teeth, “I’m Nico Moretti.”
The man, most likely a god, turned to look over his shoulders at the dogs as he spoke, “And his name is even ‘Nico’. How romantic.”
He didn’t sound like he thought it was a good thing at all.
“You’re like Grace?”
“Don’t speak to me unless spoken to, Mortal.”
Nico pursed his lips and squeezed his eyes shut. This man clearly wasn’t like the other New Gods. He didn’t know what to do to get out of this safely.
The god paced, dogs growling intermittently
“How dare he appear now…” He whirled on Nico, “What are you doing here now? What do you want?!”
“I,” Nico hesitated. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
The god leaned in towards him, radiating menace like cold air, “Don’t pretend you don’t remember me!”
He clutched at the earth turning his face away from the god, wishing he could sink into the ground and escape, “I don’t.”
“DON’T PLAY INNOCENT. NOT WITH ME. YOU KILLED ME, NICO DI ANGELO. I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN.” A hand gripped his hair, yanking him up to meet those cold, almost colorless blue eyes. “WHY HAVE YOU RETURNED NOW?”