It was the otherwise known as the world tree to the cultures of that time. The Earth Goddess is directly associated with the Tree of Life.Both are extremely potent symbols and both are embedded within the evolving cultures of early man which has their roots in the Andite culture.
And it is most appropriate that part of this story starts here in the wilds of Central Asia.
For the Andites have the true first human aboriginal blood from creatures that looked upon the world with the first human eyes knowing they were different from all others.
It was a real tree that grew on the planet millenniums ago. Belief in it's reality spans from deep within the stone age to the present.
It has always been associated with divinity and immortality.
Everybody gets along and there is No Poverty or disease or anything else that sucks.
Then some asshole has to come along and ruin it for everybody else. You've probably heard your mother say this once or twice.
A few common scenarios when it comes to Why We Can't Have Nice Things that limited to tangible objects: 1) The perpetrator is selfish and/or malicious, with the full intention of ruining everyone's fun.
Example: Everybody always goes out on Friday night to have fun with their friends.
It is of a movement of people, language and culture and how we came to be.
Through all the twists and turns, ebbs and flows, this is our forgotten history, and it starts a long time ago.
Crappy situations which are inherent and are naturally occurring with no definable source of blame on an entity or a group of entities do not count; it needs a scapegoat.