Fruit of the Tree

Pomegranate decorative detail.

Some say that the apple of the garden of Eden was a pomegranate. The Greeks believed that Persephone was required to return to Hades each winter for having consumed pomegranate seeds in the underworld. These days, they’re claiming that all those antioxidants and whatnot will prolong your life.

The womblike pomegranate—red and round, with the protruding umbilicus of a pregnant woman—has always signified fecundity, even when it appears in monochrome metal.

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3 Responses to Fruit of the Tree
  1. Crash
    October 28, 2010 | 1:43 am

    Well, I’m sure not going to put my foot in my mouth on this one. All those dang seeds, though.

  2. NT
    October 28, 2010 | 2:30 am

    Heh. Those too, Crash.

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