Pomegranates


Similarly to apples, pomegranates also seem to show up quite a bit – at least in Greco-Roman myth. Persephone is trapped in the underworld by 6 seeds of one and the castrated phallus of the hermaphrodite became a pomegranate tree and impregnated a girl. They always seem to be connected to sex in some way. After all, they are made from the blood from a penis as it landed on earth and have the ability to impregnate. The story of Persephone is full of sexual innuendo as well – it is considered her rape after all. Sex with Hades bound her to the underworld – is it possible that the pomegranate seeds are simply a metaphor? It’s also very convenient that the most common form that pomegranates are eaten in is seeds – which aid in conception after all. Maybe that’s why pomegranates are considered an aphrodisiac…

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