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lotus-eater

Greek myth one of a people encountered by Odysseus in North Africa who lived in indolent forgetfulness, drugged by the fruit of the legendary lotus
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Today's lotus-eaters come to relax on miles of soft, sandy beaches under the shade of a million date palm trees.
JOIN THE LOTUS-EATERS Travel from the edge of the Sahara Desert through lush oases to the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia.
Oedipus and his men were attracted to the land of the lotus-eaters where upon consuming this special flower they fell into a dream.
My men went on and presently met the Lotus-Eaters, nor did these Lotus-Eaters have any thoughts of destroying our companions, but they only gave them lotus to taste of.
Kling also envisions the piece on a mythic scale, blending elements of Shakespeare, turn-of-the-century melodrama, American musicals and Homer (he and Sommers sprinkle clever references to The Odyssey throughout, including an island of lotus-eaters populated by fuzzy rat-puppets, and a Circe-like enchantress who rises our of a mythical bayou graveyard).