Apple-a forbidden fruit?

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Apple was a forbidden fruit, fall of man into sin. In Latin, apple means evil, misfortune.

Throwing an apple is declaring one's love.

It was a forbidden fruit, for Adam and Eve. Later, apples played popular role in religion and mythology. It is interesting to note no other fruit except apple was mentioned in religious traditions. Besides its medicinal and nutritive values, let us read what Plato states about apple.

“I throw the apple at you, and if you are willing to love me, take it and share your girlhood with me; but if your thoughts are what I pray they are not, even then take it, and consider how short-lived is beauty.”
—Plato, Epigram


In Greek Mythology, it is symbolic that throwing an apples is declaring one’s love and catching the apple is acceptance of love.

Apple in Greek Mythology:

Heracles, the Greek Hero, was required to pluck the Golden Apple from the Tree of Life, as a part of his ‘Twelve Labors.’

Eris, the Greek Goddess of discard, tossed an inscribed gold apple (for the most beautiful one) into the wedding party, in retaliation.

Awarding apple to Aphrodite, indicating Helen of Sparta as the most beautiful one, indirectly led to Trojan of War.

Apple in Christianity:

It was with an Apple that Eve coaxed Adam to share with her, according to Christian tradition. Later on Renaissance painters added elements to Greek Mythology, probably, created biblical scenes of Garden of Eden and Fall of Adam & Eve. Based on the story of Adam & Eve, apple became a forbidden fruit, immortality, knowledge, temptation, fall of man into sin and sin itself.

In Latin, the word apple means –evil, misfortune. This might be the reason for biblical interpretation of - forbidden fruit. A popular notion of Adam’s Apple in human beings Larynx is due to the sticking of forbidden apple to the Adam’s throat.

Now, I do not bore you with nutritive values of the fruit, as many writers have already shared such information.

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Adam And Eve, Apple, Christianity, Fruit, Garden Of Eden, Greek, Mythology, Religion

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
10th Jul 2011 (#)

A good review of the Apple throughout history.
I have several apple trees in my yard.

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author avatar jayababy
10th Jul 2011 (#)

hi Mark, thx a lot for the comment.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th Jul 2011 (#)

Interesting, jayababy. Thank you.

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author avatar jayababy
10th Jul 2011 (#)

hi Steve, thx a lot for stopping by.

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author avatar Denise O
10th Jul 2011 (#)

I find this a good and interesting review on a apple. I wish I had some trees in my yard like Mark, oh well. The farmers market is just down the road. Now I want a apple.LOL
A nice read my friend, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar jayababy
10th Jul 2011 (#)

hi Denise, I am extremely happy for your comment.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Jul 2011 (#)

Very creative apple article thank you jayababy!

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author avatar Crystal Ramsumair
11th Jul 2011 (#)

I love apples was it really the forbidden fruit? Good write jayababy.

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author avatar Crystal Ramsumair
11th Jul 2011 (#)

I love apples was it really the forbidden fruit? Good write jayababy.

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author avatar satan fury
11th Jul 2011 (#)

Apples are symbolic. nice share

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author avatar J A Ridley
11th Jul 2011 (#)

I love apples:) I think someone wanted to keep all the yummy apples for themselves and created many stories to scare you away from my, I mean the apples. Snow White had some trouble with apples to, I think. Good share thanks

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Jul 2011 (#)

Informative as always, Jayababy...This was really interesting..

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