SYMBOLS Stories of cultural life.


We find different meanings of the apple found as a funerary motif in European cemeteries:
-          Its spherical shape is sometimes interpreted as a sign of eternity
-          It may also represent the temptation of the world and or sin (calling to mind the forbidden fruit in the Book of Genesis; the apple eaten by Adam and Eve that was taken from the forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden).
-          In the hand of Christ, the apple is considered as a sign of salvation.  

In some cases, apples are associated withwith the rural world (such as at La Carriona Cemetery in Avilés, in a region where the production and drinking of cider is part of the regional culture).  


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