The fruit of “Milea“has always been associated with the worship of the goddess “Aphrodite“,the female deity of love. It is known that the apple is considered the divine fruit-symbol of love,erotic attraction, fertility,but also a symbol of the impossible.
The apple was always a symbol of the goddess”Aphrodite“. The myth begins with the love of a young man,with the name of “Milos”and “Pelia”. Milos went to Cyprus and there he met the king of the island”Adonis”. They became strong friends,and he offered him a relative – “Pelia” – for a wife. Pelia was very loyal to the goddess “Aphrodite” and strongly engaged in her worship. This two young people were insanly in love,and soon “Pelia”got pregnant. Their son was a handsome boy,who was placed in the sanctuary of the goddess”Aphrodite“,while the child was named after his father “Milos”. Adonis, however, died quite early and “Milos”, after suffering from depression,ended his life in a tree,which took his name “Milea“(apple or apple tree). Pelia, in despair,hung from the same tree.The actions of the couple moved much the goddess”Aphrodite” and she decided to preserve their memory, transforming “Pelia”to a dove,her sacred bird and “Milos”, to the apple fruit,her symbol. Their child was always under the protection of the deity.Later on when he colonized an island and took his name as “Milos island”