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GUEST,Hilary Folklore: Apple - lore, stories, history, sayings (24) RE: Folklore: Apple - lore, stories, history, sayings 27 Oct 10

I think it's fascinating how prominently apples appear in folklore. "The Princess on the Glass Hill"(Norwegian) "The Golden Crab"(German) "Iron John"(German) "Snow White"(German) "The Dancing Water"(Italian)"The Black Bull of Norroway"(Scottish) And those are just a few of the stories with apples. Then of course there's the apple of discord in Greek mythology, the apples of youth for the gods in Norse mythology, Avalon, from the Celtic tradition, wassailing the apple trees... Although, granted, this is all European folklore. Why is this fruit so beloved? Why is it the most popular in all of this folklore? According to Wikipedia, which I wouldn't necessarily trust, I read that "apple" was a generic term for all foreign fruit. Maybe not all these fruits are really apples as we know them.

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