Armenia is a land full of symbols and interesting facts. It was impossible to speak about all the symbols in one article, so here is the continuation of the Armenian symbols.
6. Mount Ararat
Mount Ararat, images of which are found everywhere – from the coat of arms of Armenia to the clothing of the country’s national football team, is one of the most recognizable symbols of Armenian culture.
This is the place on which, according to the Bible, Noah’s Ark landed. The double top of Mount Ararat is an integral part of everything Armenian. The mountain consists of two mountains merged by the bases: Masis and Sis, which are also called Big and Small Ararat.
The symbol of fertility, prosperity and good luck, possessing the unique taste of pomegranate is used as a sign of Armenian culture everywhere – from handicrafts to works of art.
The colour of the pomegranate resembles blood and vitality, and the grains are a symbol of procreation. The symbolism of a pomegranate is due, firstly, to its colour, and secondly, to its shape, and thirdly, its internal structure, which embodies the principle of unity and integrity.
In recent decades, the grenade is considered to be a symbol of the Armenian diaspora scattered throughout the world. Also, let’s not forget about the film of the famous director Sergei Parajanov “Sayat-Nova” about the great Armenian poet: it was called “The colour of the Pomegranate”, emphasizing the most symbolic concept for Armenians.
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