9 Most Important Apples in History
Now you’re thinking its just a fruit. But apples in history have made marks in literature, history and technology. With the passing of one of mankind’s greatest contributor, here is a tribute.
1. Steve Jobs’s Apple
The personal computer pioneer passed away at 56, but the company he started, Apple, will live on forever. Your grandchildren will live in a world of screens that Jobs helped create before they were born. It’s so very sad that he lost his battle with cancer, but it’s also kind of bittersweet and beautiful that his vision is immortal.
One bite of this apple from the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil , and Adam and Eve were expelled from paradise. Throughout human history, the apple will be a symbol of health, power, and knowledge.
3. The Evil Queen’s Apple
The evil queen turned herself into a crone and created a magical, poison apple just because she was jealous of Snow White’s excellent skin. In this fable, the apple is a weapon, but it’s not really the apple’s fault. The evil queen just used her knowledge for, well, look at her name.
5. Newton’s Apple
According to legend, scientist Sir Issac Newton conceived of his groundbreaking theory of gravity after an apple fell from a tree and hit him on the head. Whether it’s true or not, that is one important apple. And theory.
7. William Tell’s Apple
William Tell was a sort of Swiss Robin Hood, at least, when it came to the bow and arrow.. A patriot in the 13th or 14th century, the archer fought against Austrian occupation. According to highly disputed accounts, he was forced by the Austrians to shoot an apple off the head of his son. Which he did.
9. The Apple of Discord
Where are my Greek Mythology geeks at? Holla! The ruinous Trojan War was started because the Trojan prince Paris gave a golden apple, that had the words “For the fairest,” to the goddess Aphrodite, instead of the goddesses Athena or Hera. The “apple of discord” is a powerful trophy that bestows beauty and heralds tragedy.