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There's something about pomegranates. They are one of the very first human-cultivated fruits and they've played a symbolic role in various cultures and religions for centuries. Pomegranates are said to have decorated the pillars of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem; they also appear repeatedly in the Biblical Song of Solomon. In Buddhism, the pomegranate is considered one In Greek mythology, Hades tempts Persephone into marriage with.. what else? ... a pomegranate.