The apple, thank to its centuries-old presence in European culture, has gained a number of symbols and references, both with negative and positive connotations. On one hand it is a symbol of eternity, wholeness, immortality, health, and on the other end, death and autumn. It refers to royal power, fertility, secular temptation, but also to redemption, salvation, divine presence, initiation at the religious level. It is often confused with pomegranate and used interchangeably, which causes differences in the reception of religious and mythological texts.

Keywords: Apple, apple tree, symbolism, art.