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ambrosia

(ămbrō`zhə), in Greek mythology, food and drink with which the Olympian gods preserved their immortality. Extraordinarily fragrant, ambrosia was probably conceived of as a purified and idealized form of honey. It was accompanied by nectar, wine of the gods.

Ambrosia

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Ambrosia, asteroid 193 (the 193rd asteroid to be discovered, on Feburary 28, 1879), is approximately 42 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.2 years. It was named after food of the ancient gods that was said to have bestowed immortality. Jacob Schwartz also connects Ambrosia with Saint Ambrose, the Italian bishop, musician, writer, and warrior. When prominent in a natal chart, Ambrosia may indicate long life.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

ambrosia

food of gods; bestows immortality. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary]

ambrosia

food of the gods; bestowed immortal youthfulness. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 19]

ambrosia

1. Classical myth the food of the gods, said to bestow immortality
2. another name for beebread
3. any of various herbaceous plants constituting the genus Ambrosia, mostly native to America but widely naturalized: family Asteraceae (composites). The genus includes the ragweeds
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