Pomegranate: Immortality; multiplicity in unity; perennial fertility; fecundity; plenty.


Pomegranate: Immortality; multiplicity in unity; perennial fertility; fecundity; plenty.
Buddhist: One of the Three Blessed Fruits, with the citrus and peach.
Chinese: Abundance; fertility; posterity; numerous and virtuous offspring; a happy future.
Christian: Eternal life; spiritual fecundity; the Church, the seeds being the numerous members.
Greco-Roman: Spring; rejuvenation; immortality; fertility; emblem of Hera/Juno and of Ceres and Persephone as the periodic return of Spring and fertility to the earth. It is also the plant which grew from the blood of Dionysos.
Hebrew: Regeneration; fertility.

— J. C. Cooper, An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols, Thames and Hudson, London, 1978, p. 134

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