Avalon
Adam & Eve
Issac Newton
Diana and the Golden Apples
Hercules and the apples of Hesperides
Norse Legend Iduna
Draco Constellation

Avalon

The mystical Isle of Avalon, famed place of eternal rest for Celtic heroes including King Arthur, is literally the apple land or apple island.

Adam & Eve

The apple has long been associated with immortality, as exemplified by its role in the tempting of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Issac Newton

When most people think of Isaac Newton, they think of him sitting under an apple tree observing an apple fall to the ground.

When he saw the apple fall, Newton began to think about a specific kind of motion—gravity.

Diana and the Golden Apples

This is actually a modernisation of a classical greek myth about Atlanta.

It has been retold as 'Diana and the Golden Apples a classic radio NZ childrens story from the 60's.

Melanion asked the goddess Aphrodite for help, and she gave him three golden apples in order to slow Atlanta down in a race for her hand.

She got the apples and he the girl.

Hercules and the apples of Hesperides

The Earth Goddess, Gaia, gave Hera, the Queen of Heaven, an apple tree when she married the Chief God, Zeus.

That tree was kept in the Garden of the Hesperides, guarded by the dragon, Ladon. One of Hercules’ tasks was to fetch an apple from that tree.

Paris signaled his judgment of the fairest of the Goddesses by giving Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, an apple.

Norse Legend Iduna

In Scandinavian legends, the North-European gods and goddesses were fed an apple every evening by Iduna, the goddess of spring and youth who nurtures an apple orchard in Asgard.

Draco Constellation

LADON was a hundred-headed Drakon which guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides and tormented the Titan Atlas as he held the heavens on his shoulders.

The creature was slain by Herakles when the hero was sent to recover the golden apples, and placed amongst the stars as the Constellation Draco. There he is entwined around the northern pole.