The apple is a symbol of love. It has a rich history of symbolism in sexual desires and abundance. It is related to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. The other goddess associated with apples is Pomona – a Roman goddess of fruitful abundance, gardens, and orchards.
There are some superstitions and magical beliefs about apples. We think some are funny:
- It was believed that if a gentleman threw or tossed an apple to a maiden, he was confessing his love to her. If she, in turn, caught the apple, or at least attempted to, she was reciprocating her love to him. (source: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Apple-A-Symbol-of-Love)
- It was customary on the wedding night for the bride to eat an apple, ensuring sexual desire, fertility to birth children and abundance within the marriage. (source: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-Apple-A-Symbol-of-Love )
- To see a vision of your love: “Eating an apple in front of a mirror by the light of the candle was supposed to cause the image of you future love to appear in the mirror as if he was looking over your shoulder.” (source: http://www.rd.com/funny/strange-love-6-ways-an-apple-can-help-you-prepare-for-valentines-day/ )
- To find out your love’s initial: “If someone peels an apple in one piece and throws it over his or her shoulder or head, it will fall in the shape of a future love’s initial.” (source: http://www.rd.com/funny/strange-love-6-ways-an-apple-can-help-you-prepare-for-valentines-day/ )