Árbol de la vida
Definition of Árbol de la vida
In English, it literally means tree of life
Generally its meaning refers to the cycle of life.
In the Christian religion, the tree of life is considered to be the same tree that God planted in the lost paradise.
SYNONYMS FOR Árbol de la vida
- Cycle of life
- Birth and death
- Union of life and death
ORIGIN OF Árbol de la vida
This is a symbol that can have different meanings depending on the culture in which it is found. However, the base is always the same: this tree represents life from birth to the end, which is when the tree reaches the heavens.
The trunk represents the union between life and death, and all the branches that the tree has are the different ways that can exist, but that in the end all end up leading to the trunk.
The Hebrews also made the tree of life a main symbol of their culture. In it, the tree was made up of 10 nodes that were connected to each other, representing harmony and the restoration of peace in the world.
This meaning that appeared in the ancient Kabbalah was reinterpreted by many other religious traditions such as Christianity. For Jews, this tree refers to the existence of a very complex formula of life and creation.
In Christianity it is represented as the tree that bore an apple as fruit and where the serpent convinced Eve. In the Bible there is a reference to the tree of life, as well as in Genesis, where it is indicated that it possessed magical properties, thus offering immortality.
In other cultures, such as the Celtic, it was used to explain how the symbols of life could communicate with the environment in a complete way, thanks to its roots with the earth, with the outside thanks to its trunk and with the sky thanks to its branches.
CURIOSITIES OF Árbol de la vida
In the Christian concept, the tree of life has often been compared to the cross of Christ.
For the Celts it is very respected, because it is a living being that had the possibility to communicate the earth with the sky.