OK, we all know that onions are delicious and good for you, but did you know that they have spiritual symbolic meaning?
The onion became more than just food after arriving in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians worshiped the onion, believing that its spherical shape and concentric rings symbolized eternity. Of all the vegetables that had their images created from precious metals by Egyptian artists, only the onion was made out of gold.(1) What a prestigious honor for a vegetable with such a humble beginning!
Freud even used them as a symbol is analysis. He made this theory of the human personality. He actually used the word onion in part of it. He compares the human psyche to the onion. He says that analysis is like pealing an onion!