The fruit and its tree resided in the Garden of Eden, the home of God's most beloved creations, mankind. Mankind was allowed to do anything except eat the fruit.
Enraged for having been cast out of Heaven for disobedience, the archangel Lucifer snuck into the Garden and tricked Adam and Eve into eating the fruit. God subsequently banished mankind from the Garden and sentenced Lucifer to be imprisoned in a Cage.
- Although traditionally referred to as "The Apple", the forbidden fruit is actually a quince.