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Apple Wonder

April 8th, 2010 . by admin

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According to old Islamic beliefs, apples have the ability to heal almost all diseases. The phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is prevalent in the Western world. In fact, there is more than meets the eye where the use of apples is concerned. Besides curing ailments, they are used in many parts of America to find out one’s fate in love especially during Halloween. According to one tradition, if you assign a letter of the alphabet as you twist the stem of an apple, the breaking of the stem at a certain turn will signify that you have reached the initial of the one who is in love with you. Another one says that if you peel an apple and toss the peeled skin over your left shoulder, the initial of your true love will be revealed when the apple skin lands and forms the shape of an alphabet. Another way of finding your true love is to gather a group of people and get each one to toss an apple into a tub of water. As each takes turns to try picking one up by biting onto it, the person whose apple you bite onto will be your future husband or wife. 

Old Norse legends tell of a story where the gods ate apples to stay eternally youthful. Also, the Greeks believed that the fruit is a guarantee of longevity. In fact, out of so many stories, the only time the apple is portrayed in negative light is in the story of Adam and Eve, in which the first woman is overcome by temptation to eat it. On the other hand, it was never mentioned in the Bible that it was an apple. It was discovered only much later. According to Genesis, Eve was in the garden when she picked the fruit of an unknown tree. Through the serpent’s words, it was implied that the tree was the tree of knowledge. Ancient people then started to give their own interpretation to the story, thinking that it was none other than the apple tree. Since then, people started to regarded apples as symbols of temptation. However, the ability of apples to bring good luck, longevity and knowledge is still believed by many.



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