Sunday, July 12, 2015
Pomegranate – The Tree of Life
Did you know many scholars believe pomegranate to be the true biblical Tree of Life, and that it was actually a pomegranate fruit, not an apple, that Eve enjoyed?
The English word ‘pomegranate’ is from Latin ‘pomum granatum’ which means ‘apple of many seeds.’ Because of their many seeds, this fruit has been associated with love, fertility and abundance. And, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, is credited in Greek mythology with planting the first tree. The pomegranate appears as a romantic symbol in sonnets and literature dating back centuries.
So naturally, now that pomegranate season is upon us it brings a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the amazing decorative possibilities of this ‘sinful’, yet sensuous fruit!