Apple Trees loving blossom
in white, pink or red flowers,
painted digital by Wieslaw Sadurski.
In ancient Greece, throwing an apple in someone meant a declaration of love. Catching an apple meant accepting this love.
In the Greek myths, the nymphs have the apple orchards of the Hesperide, where golden apples give immortality. One of Herakles' 12 works was to find and break these apples.
The goddess of contention, Eris, was not invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, so in retaliation she threw a golden apple with the words "For the most beautiful" on the wedding.
Three goddesses wanted to have it: Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. Paris had a choice between them. Aphrodite tempted him to the most beautiful woman in the world, Helena, he admitted her the Aphrodite apple, which caused the Trojan war.
In Avalon, an apple tree grows, which has flowers and fruits at the same time. Eating an apple from this tree gives eternal youth and immortality.
In Celtic myths, the apple tree gives shelter to the souls of the dead.
A priest was fond of the girl and unfortunately, having the soul of the poet, he compared her breasts to apples. In the mythology of Christianity, therefore, apple means sin. Many girls and women burned on piles so that the faith would be hot and lead straight to heaven.
In the story of Adam and Eve the apple has become a symbol of knowledge, immortality, temptation, and fall. But - the forbidden fruit may not be the fruit at all - but the metaphor of the fruit of the womb, i.e. sex and procreation.