Aphrodisiacs


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Aphrodisiacs

cestus
Aphrodite’s girdle made by Hephaestus; magically induces passion. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 183]
ginseng
induces passion. [Plant Symbolism: EB, IV: 549]
lupin
leguminous plant; arouses passion. [Plant Folklore: Boland, 9]
mandrake
a narcotic that arouses passion. [Western Folklore: Boland, 13]
marjoram
used on bedsheets; Venus used it with Ascanius. [Rom. Myth.: Boland, 11–12]
periwinkle, worms, and houseleek
combination induces passion. [Plant Folklore: Boland, 9]
raw oysters
food consumed as a love potion. [Popular Folklore: Misc.]
Spanish fly
preparation made of green blister beetles and used to incite cattle to mate. [Insect Symbolism: EB, IX: 399]
willow seeds
taken in water, produce only sons. [Western Folklore: Boland, 11]
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