Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings

Why is an apple a symbol of a teacher?

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2011-09-13 14:35:28

The apple is not a symbol of the teacher directly but of the

knowledge the teacher imparts to the students.

Apples have been considered a symbol of knowledge mainly due to

the common belief that it was an apple that Eve pulled from the

forbidden tree of knowledge to give to Adam.

It is also in this origin that the term "Adams apple" (referring

to the bump sometimes seen in a males throat) came to be. The story

is told that the apple became stuck in Adams throat once he

realized it was wrong.

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