Seeking the Golden Apple

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Golden state of mind. 

From the garden of the sunset goddesses, you can pluck a single golden orb. The golden apple, as it is known in tales around the world, was quite possibly another fruit instead: a golden citrus. 

This golden orb was a source of immortality and divinity for the Hesperides of Greek myth; these were the goddess-nymphs of the west, which represented the golden light of sunsets and the coming of the evening.

The name Hesperides comes from Vesper in Latin, and gives us the origin of planet Hesperus, or Venus, the evening star.  And these words give us the root of the word West, itself. So pluck a golden orb from the garden—just beware the goddess-nymphs who guard it.

Liz PearComment