There are many religious examples of Pine Cone worship.
- There are images of Chicomecoatl, the Mayan God, offering pine cones in one hand and an evergreen tree in the other.
- Osiris, the Ancient Egyptian God of the dead is seen carrying a staff of two intertwining serpents that rise up to meet a pine cone.
- Dionysus, in Greek mythology, carried a staff that was topped by a pine cone.
- Even the Pope’s sacred papal staffs all feature a pine cone near the top.
- The Cortile della pigna or Court of the Pine Cone is outside of St. Peter’s in Vatican City. There they have a 3 story tall bronze sculpture of a pine cone.
Our Pineal Gland is shaped like and named after the Pine Cone. The Pineal Gland is the geographic center of our brain and is linked to our body’s perception of light and our wake-sleep patterns. Other than our kidneys, the Pineal Gland receives the highest amount of blood flow. It is considered by many to be our biological “third eye” and the “epicenter of enlightenment”. So the Pine Cone and Pineal Gland are both sensitive to light. When its sunny and the air is more dry, the seeds inside the scales of the cones can be spread by the wind more easily. Damp or rainy days make it harder for the seeds to spread, so the cones close up their scales.
If you have a spiritual or religious connection with Pine Cones, then our Pine Cone Vertical Address Plaque would be a good fit for you. It can be a Welcome sign or an address plaque. Atlas can make it totally custom, just for you.