Friday, October 5, 2012
Apple Lore and Halloween
Here is some Halloween Folklore about our favorite fruit.
~ We have the Roman Festival of Pomona to thank for our Apple lore which celebrated the fruit
~ Apples symbolize love, divination, fertility.
~ Apple bobbing originated during this time as a way to for tell your future.
~ Peeling the Apple in a long strip and throwing it over your shoulder would give you the initial of
your true love.
~ An Apple buried on Halloween insures good luck and safe passage to wandering souls on
All Hallows Eve.
~ These buried Apples may also bring you a visit from a unicorn.
~ Eating an Apple on Halloween will bring health and luck for the coming year.
~ Apple Trees mark the entrance into the Otherworldly realm.
There is much more folklore on Apples to be found these are just a few examples I found interesting.
An elderly woman lived at the crossroads when I was a child. She always gave us Apples for Trick or Treating. And she always put a penny in our pillow case. She said it was for luck.
There is a game where you put a coin in an Apple and hang it up. The person who gets the coin in their teeth first wins.