Quince is thought to have existed before the apple. Many historical references to fruit, such as the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, were most likely referring to the quince. In Greek mythology, the quince is associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and many people believe that the golden fruit presented to her by Paris was a quince.
Python is the Greek word for quince (or done). It’s pronounced kee-THOH-nee and is written with a v. The quince was connected with fertility in ancient Greece, and it was used extensively in wedding ceremonies.