Thursday, June 24, 2010

Snap Apple Night


Did you know that in some parts of the world Halloween was called Snap Apple Night. The origins can be found in the Roman Feast of Pomona. Pomona is the Goddess of fruits and seeds. Apples are the perfect fall fruit and really symbolize the Autumn spirit.
Apples were often used on Snap Apple Night in Divination. Carve an apple peel in one long strip. Toss it over your shoulder to reveal the 1st letter of your true Love's name. Burying an apple on Halloween so souls waiting birth will have food on their long journey. Placing apples in a bucket of water symbolizes the journey to immortality and to Avalon. Trying to bite and hold the apple in ones mouth is the difficult part of the trip. The first person to do so is said to be kissed by the Goddess and will be the first to get married.
Well I love apples. We are Apple picking people. When I see them forming and growing in the orchard down the road I know it's just a matter of time until Fall. These Folky Apples are now in my Etsy Shop. My favorite one is the green sour Apple.

7 comments:

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I love these little apples...so cute! And I always like when you include lore and history about your subjects. Nice work! Theresa

Jessica Penot said...

I love that! Thanks for the history. I have never heard that it was called snap apple night.

Dede said...

They are so cute! I had never heard this about the apples before. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

(((HUGS)))

laughingwolf said...

such a delight! :)

magikalseasons said...

Thank you Theresa, Jessica, Dede and Laughing Wolf! :)

Guillaume said...

Apples are considered a magical fruit, at least for the Celts. And for Christians, they were mistaken for the Forbidden Fruit because of a bad translation.

Designs By CK said...

FUN & interesting post Becca!

XOXO

SpOOky CK