Thursday, July 29, 2010

Apples & Mythology

This is for Katie Ann..
Apples (Malus Domestica) a fruit that has been mixed up in many stories and in turn symbolises: Immortality, eternal youth, desire, knowledge, trickery, forbidden knowledge....

A blog by 'Apple harvester' with a section on mythology
wiki apple  actually quite was a general  term for any fruit that wasn't a berry..compares the root of the word..comes very close to evil (Malum)
the annotated Snow white from Surlalune "23. Apple: The apple was sacred to Aphrodite and represented knowledge, especially sexual knowledge, fertility and love. IR"
The isle of Avalon (think King Arthur) is linked with apples..another word link.
Idun a Norse goddess:custodian of the golden apples of youth here 
Idun, Arthur Rackam. 1910.

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