Eve was enticed by the snake, the devil, to eat from the tree
forbidden by God. Adam immediately followed her in this action. In this way the
world was cursed; the mankind was now in the position to commit any sin and men lost
eternal life because it was prevented to eat fruit of the tree of life.
However, God promised Eve that one of her descendants would be the Redeemer. He
would bruise the devil but in this action he would wound his
This event is recorded in the Chinese character for desire, greedy. It is
composed of the signs for woman and trees: