In this myth Persephone is abducted by Hades, Lord of the underworld. the pomegranate represents life, regeneration and marriage.
One day while out gathering flowers, Persephone noticed a narcissus of exquisite beauty. As she bent down to pick it, the earth opened and Hades seized her and dragged her down into his kingdom.
Hades offered her four pomegranate seeds to satisfy her hunger. By eating the four pomegranate seeds, she tied herself to Hades–the pomegranate being the symbol of the indissolubility of marriage.
Inconsolable at the loss of her daughter, Demeter, goddess of the harvest, went into mourning. Thus all of green things ceased to grow. Zeus the highest ranking Greek god, could not leave the earth to die. So he commanded Hades to return Persephone.
It was the rule of Fates that anyone who consumed food or drink in the underworld was doomed to spend eternity there. So for four months Persephone sits on the throne of Hades, and her mother mourns and no longer gives fertiity to the earth.
This is the Greek explanation of seasons.
Do you feel as if you are bound by Hades, by death, hell and the grave? Do you feel as if the green growth of earth has left and only the hell fire and damnation remain?
This is the fruit of the root of the tree that does not produce good fruit. Laying the axe to that root deep in the human psyche is part of the mission of http://redheiferlogos.com/
The divinity of all creation has been stolen by eating only four seeds of growth. Four is a door and in the case of eating only enough to momentarily satisfy, we get stuck in a hot place, where nothing can grow. Cycles of night and day, light and dark, heat and cold are necessary elements. Everything is the elder of human and in each elder is wisdom.
Remember the forty days and forty nights wandering in the dry desert?
Remember only those who brought back a good report of giant fruit in the land, good for them and good for their children were allowed to cross over into the promised land. Land that was still buried under the waters of creation. All those that gave a bad report died. Gossip is as witchcraft.
All those who eat of the tree of death, hell, damnation, condemnation…. die. Eating of the tree of knowledge that there is a difference, brings wisdom and understanding.
Perhaps the elder pomegranate will speak to you and reveal its secrets of green growth that produces juicy good fruit. Fruits of joy, happiness, peace, quiet restful living.
In Persian mythology, Isfandiyar eats a pomegranate and becomes invincible.
In the Persian War Herrodotus mentions golden pomegranates adorning the spears of warriors in the Persian phalanx formation, a rectangular mass.
The pomegranate possibly originated in Iran and Afghanistan and was much used in the household and Zorastrian rituals.
Pomegranate symbolized longevity.
Babylon, Confusion of Languages
Believed to be an agent of resurrection.
June 24, 1509 Henry and Catherine. This union of the pomegranate and the rose united the Tudors to the Spanish royal house. www.reformation.org/king-henry8.html
Dante in Meditation Holding Pomegranate
Ink and pencil on paper, drawn about 1852 Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Paul Mellon Fund.
This drawing shows Dante holding a pomegranate, symbolizing his jouorney to Hell (by anaology with the story of Proserpine, who ate a pomegranate while in the underworld). Because Prosepine returned to earth every year, the pomegranate was used in Christian symbolism to denot immortality.
Perhaps its inclusion suggests that Dante’s fame will, after all, be lasting, despite warnings against this are found elsewhere in Dante’s writings (canto XI of Purgatorio)
It is a study for a watercolour “Giotto painting the portrait of Dante, which is not included in this exhibition. www.liverpoolmuseuyms.or.uk/wcalker/exhibitionsrossetti/works/dante.asp
The King James Bible
A blogging site disclosing 20 years of passionate research. Using a Strong bridge from the King James Bible to the original words meanings, revealed much. The Egyptian Treasury of Glorious Rest to be exact.
Ancient scrolls written between 1845BC and 446 BC were translated into the Old Testament. The creation story is told in a variety of ways in a variety of places by a variety of authors.
New Testament is based upon the Old Testament and most of the key words refer back to the original texts of the Old Testament.
The latest writings and therefore most of the books of the Old Testament were scribed in PALESTINE. The oldest writing was HATED translated as Job.
The FIRSTBORN DIVINE CHILD is the creation. All materialized kingdoms came from seeds carried in the womb of lowerEgypt/earth. The seeds sprouted and grew and are growing in upper Egypt/heaven.
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