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Pomegranate: The Jewel of fruits.
The Ancient Greek Symbol of Life, a famous charm of Good Fortune for the New Year!
Smashing a pomegranate on New Year’s Day is an Ancient Greek custom that continues to this day as the red colored nutritious fruit is considered a symbol of life and good fortune.
Ancient Greeks believed that the pomegranate’s ruby-like arils, or seeds, symbolized abundance, perhaps because of their quantity. They also represent fertility, eternity, and good fortune.
In modern times, Greek Orthodox tradition dictates that on New Year’s Eve, the family gathers outside and when the clock strikes midnight, a pomegranate is rolled and smacked on the front door of the house. The more seeds that scatter on the floor, the luckier the New Year will be.
Ancient times - Mythology
The pomegranate trees were known since ancient times, and mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey, where they grow on the island of Scheria or Phaeacia in the gardens of King Alcinous. Furthermore Theophrastus and Hippocrates also refer to the fruit for its healing properties.
The most renowned myth associated with the pomegranate fruit is the one of the abduction of Persephone by Hades. According to the myth, Hades offered the fruit to Persefone in order to seal their eternal bond. The pomegranate was also closely associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries as priests wore wreaths made of twigs from pomegranate trees during these ceremonies.
Lots of archaeological finds prove that the pomegranate fruit was known in the Mediterranean area in antiquity as it was reflected on ancient art. On Milos Island in Phylakopi, pomegranates were painted on urns. At Akrotiri on Santorini Island excavations brought to light urns with motifs of the pomegranate fruit.
On Crete Island Minoan findings also carry the fruit shape in paintings (17th century BC) where in Mycenae a beautiful necklace depicts golden pomegranate motifs. The National Archaeological Museum in Athens hosts the brass pomegranate discovered at the Acropolis.
Elixir of health and beauty
Pomegranate is nutritious and rich in sugars, vitamins A, B, C, minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium and iron, and has more antioxidants than red wine or green tea. This miraculous fruit is also a unique natural cosmetic. Greek cosmetic companies, who base their products on natural ingredients from the Greek motherland, use pomegranate in many products for skin care and anti-aging properties.