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.