On the issue of the Armenians of Western Armenia

  • by Western Armenia, July 25, 2023 in Culture

In Armenian tradition, the pomegranate carries profound symbolism, representing life, prosperity, fertility, and marriage. Its many grains symbolize fertility, and it was believed that breaking a pomegranate to count the seeds could reveal the number of children a bride would have.

Pomegranate symbolism extended to various aspects of Armenian culture, including architecture, art, and film. While it was once worshiped during the kingdom of Ararat, its significance evolved with the advent of Christianity. In Christianity, the pomegranate symbolizes Jesus Christ, resurrection, God's grace, the Virgin Mary, and the Church.

Overall, the pomegranate holds a diverse and significant meaning, signifying both the Old Testament's bitterness and the sweetness of the Gospels and salvation in Armenian exegetical literature.