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Potion

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Any medicinal drink may be referred to as a potion. Witches, as the wise people of the villages, were very knowledgeable about the use of herbs and brewed potions as medicines to administer to the sick. The term can also be used for a drink of poison. Many herbal teas are termed potions; though, in fact, they are more specifically decoctions or infusions. In the past, and especially in literature, the use of potions is associated with love (or lust) magic.

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1 Elf & Fairy Academy, today, Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve, 10am-2pm Children will get the chance to make fairy wands, weave crowns and create magic potions. Booking to the free event is essential.
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The basis for Asterix came from a Red Indian character called Oumpah-Pah, who fought the colonial Americans in much the same way Asterix fought the Romans, with magic potions and village resistance movements, but he initially flopped before being converted into the little gaul, reports the Observer.