Talk:Golden apple

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could someone add something about the apples in "THe Magicians Nephew" by CS Lewis?

Not sure whether this article should be part of WikiProject Plants as it's about mythological apples, not real ones.--Tchoutoye 19:32, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Norse Mythology The second paragraph of the Norse Mythology section is very poorly written and does not have the voice of an encyclopedia article. It's more like a children's book. Could someone possibly rewrite this? Making it read more like the greek mythology section would be much better. Carsinmotion 03:08, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

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The last paragraph of the Norse Mythology section is wrong, and should be removed. Golden Apples are a VERY important part of the mythology and of the mortality of the Norse Gods. I'm not a good writer, or I would change it myself. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.120.226.218 (talk) 03:47, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

the golden apple may be mythical in your gardens but i have 2 very real golden apple trees in my garden here in Barbados! one is a full size one about 30 ft tall and the other a minature grafted onto a smaller root stock (and it is not a quince.) The fruits are egg shaped about the size of a duck egg and hang in bunches.They have yellow flesh sorrounding a very prickly seed. They are very popular here and can be eaten raw, used in many recipes often as a substitute for traditional apples and make lovely drinks and chutneys.I got the smaller tree from the dept of agriculture here so will endevour to find the botanical name. I will also endevour to take some pictures and upload them but i am a bit of a technophobe and it may take some time! Bajannana (talk) 22:44, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

What is this sentence supposed to mean?[edit]

The Norse have their immortality for the duration of the life of their worshippers, so as long as there is worship happening to them, they contain immortality.-Filll (talk | wpc) 20:22, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Plagiarism?[edit]

A long section

"After Atalanta participated in the hunt and received the pelt, her father claimed her as his offspring and wanted her to get married. Although a very beautiful maiden, Atalanta did not particularly want to marry after an oracle told her that she will gain bad luck if she marries. In order to get her a husband, her father made a deal with Atalanta that she would marry anybody who could beat her in a foot race. Atalanta happily agreed, as she could run extremely fast.
She outran many suitors. The one that finally became her husband accomplished this through brains, not speed. Hippomenes (also known as Melanion) knew that he could not win a fair race with Atalanta, so he prayed to Aphrodite for help. The goddess gave him three golden apples (sometimes the fruit was quince instead) and told him to drop them one at a time to distract Atalanta. Sure enough, she quit running long enough to retrieve each golden apple. It took all three apples and all of his speed, but Hippomenes finally succeeded, winning the race and Atalanta's hand. Unfortunately, Hippomenes forgot to thank the Goddess and she turned them into lions"


appears to be a direct quote from someplace, however I have not found it. If it is not a quote, it is written strangely indented and in italics for no reason. If it is a direct quote, it needs to be shortened and attributed. If it is not a direct quote, it needs to be in plain unitalic text and unindented and rewritten. So...--Filll (talk | wpc) 20:25, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Greek Mythology Section - First Sentence[edit]

"Three golden Apples were featured in Greek mythology, in which a hunter named Atalanta raced against a suitor named Hippomenes."

This sentence is a conflation of two separate tasks set forth in the Greek Mythology section. ONE: To introduce the section, stating simply that there are THREE instances of Golden Apples in section Greek Mythology, and TWO: To state the first case, that of Atalanta. Unfortunately, they have been crammed into one sentence, under that Atalanta heading. "Three golden Apples were featured in Greek mythology" needs to be its own sentence above the heading Atalanta and under the heading Greek Mythology. Peter Caffrey (talk) 13:03, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Atalanta and Melanion[edit]

"Other accounts say that Aphrodite changed them into lions because they did not give her proper honor; she filled Melanion with lust and he stripped Atalanta in the temple. They were cursed by the priests after they saw Melanion stroking Atalanta's breasts as if they were Aphrodite's own (thus suggesting that her naked body was almost as beautiful as the goddess')."

I did clean up this statement a little, but I am questioning its authenticity. The article on Atalanta did say that Aphrodite turned the couple into lions, but it said nothing about Melanion stripping her and stroking her breasts, and the part about her being as beautiful as Aphrodite seems completely random. Does anyone have info on this? Lt. Waaxe 22:54, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

The transformation into lions is attested in Apollodorus 3.9.2 and Ovid Metamorphoses 10; neither mention this business about Atalanta's breasts, and I'd be surprised if any classical source does. --Akhilleus (talk) 01:09, 10 May 2012 (UTC)