According to biblical tradition, the red garnet was the fire that shone the way to Noah during the flood.
In Georgian legend, we are talking about a king who before giving his daughter in marriage, decided to have all its candidates difficult test. In these trials they had to overcome evil spirits that guarded the lovely beauty of the garden in the desert. In the garden they should find the magic, the pomegranate tree, which happens only three fruits, not more. One of the boys managed to get them, and when he arrived home, he saw that the Kingdom of the poor, and the king dying.
Opening according to legend, the first fruit, the country has again become a strong and prosperous state, the second fruit was brought to the king’s health, and the third was showered with gems, similar to pomegranate seeds. They are scattered all over the world, was born the belief that whoever finds them will be happy in love.
Legends and importance of the pomegranate in Ancient Greece
Greek myths say about the immortality of him who has pomegranate. Also grenades could attract love, and if people are still suffering from emotional pain, stone can help. Grenades can return and resume the relationship that had seemed impossible to glue.
Ancient Greek myth tells that one day the daughter of Demeter Persephone was stolen by Hades, ruler of the underworld. Long grieved Demeter, with the result that the world came to the cold and hungry days. Zeus was angry and ordered Hades to release Persephone. He complied, but did it with a cunning. Before Persephone left, Hades gave her pomegranate seeds, which were a symbol of marriage.
So then, one third of the year Persephone had to descend to Hades in the dungeon, and all the rest of the time she spent with his beloved mother. The Greeks believed that the pomegranate came from the blood of Dionysus – God of wine and fertility.
In medieval Europe, this gem was a male stone. The value of the stone garnet, at the time, was protective. Mineral protect men from injury, and all sorts of dangers. Most importantly and paramount pomegranate was power over others. In this regard, the Cap of Monomakh, You can watch this gem.
As we can see, the value of the stone garnet is very diverse, and originate from ancient times. The only thing you can be sure about is the fact that his strength was unwavering, as was his energy that charges only strong spirit.
More than 20 varieties of grant exists today, and the same values of the stone. Perseverance, strength, passion, fame, beauty, health, happiness – these are the qualities that can empower gem. For centuries, pomegranate has attracted people from all over the world, many would like to own them, many were ready to give the last, only to have that semi-precious stone.