Fruits have acquired their symbolic meaning through culture, religion and myth. It is important that you identify each fruit, its symbol and advantage, in case you need to get a fruit basket for a friend as a gift. We have highlighted some fruits and their symbolic meaning below. Enjoy the read.
Oranges: In Mandarin, oranges signify abundance and happiness; other cultures say oranges are symbols of positivity. It means transitioning from former to latter, with the latter representing wealth, newness, and prosperity. When an orange has many seeds, some cultures associate it with fertility.
Apples: Although people say the apple is a symbol of destruction following the story of the garden. Most cultures antagonize this claim because no one can specifically tell if an apple was the fruit eaten by Eve. Secondly, no fruit should carry such a symbol; fruits are life. Hence, it is more appropriate to attach apples to flames and fire; a driving force for something out of the ordinary. You might think it still sounds like destruction, but if someone hands you an apple, it’s a dare to start something out of the ordinary.
Watermelon: This fruit symbolizes hope and high spirit because it has two bright colors. Most cultures also associate watermelon with intellectual increase. The myth says watermelon is an addictive fruit that brings you light.
Pineapples: Because of its warm colors, pineapples are attached to royalty, beauty, and dare. The spikes around it represent a quest. And the green and yellow colors remind anyone who eats it or gets it as a gift that they are beautiful, special, and natural leaders.
Bananas: When a person gives you a banana, it represents fortune, financial increase, and energy. The Yoruba say the banana tree bears a lot of fruit. Banana in Yoruba symbolizes an abundance of offspring. In some way, it relates to energy. So, if a person gives you a banana, they want the best for you.
Mangoes: This fruit stands for patience, compassion, and love. It’s funny how you might not have thought of it. In ancient times, most gods would feast on mango. So, it concluded that the mango carries the same attributes as the gods- patience, love, and compassion.
That is about it on fruit and symbolism, what fruits did we leave out?
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