Pomegranate, the tree born of the drops of a god’s blood

Attributed to the worship of Mother Earth, this fruit was a symbol of fertility.
In fact, among the people of the Mediterranean there has been a custom for young girls to eat pomegranate immediately after marriage since ancient times because of its vital power.
According to a Greek myth, the first pomegranate was born from the drops of Dionysus’ blood.
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It is said that the god, still a child, was kidnapped by the Titans at the behest of Hera, who was exasperated by Zeus’ continued infidelity.
Dionysus was boiled in a cauldron and the first pomegranate tree was born from his blood strewn on the earth.