Image via WikipediaEverybody who knows me knows that I've always loved pomegranates. They're trendy right now with the pomegranate martini, Pom and all the anti-oxidant drinks you can think of, and of course there's Grenadine, but I love them for their shape and saturated color.
Every fall I buy some for my holiday decor. The neighbor at our mountain house in Turkey has one in her yard and I've always wanted to have one. Even the mini fruits add to my floral displays.
The pomegranate has tons of meanings too. (Right up my alley, hey!)
- Memory of good
- Fertility - because of all the seeds. Greek orthodox followers use them at celebrations for good luck.
- Actual apple from Eden - yes the one Eve gave Adam. (Take that, Edward Cullen.)
- Associated with the Greek goddess Hera and the Hindu earth goddess Bhoomidevi
- Jewish symbol of righteousness