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Lotophagi

by Micha F. Lindemans
A legendary, friendly people that fed themselves with the fruit of the lotus tree. Those who ate the fruit, forgot their friends and homes, and lost all desire to return to their native land. The hero Odysseus, on one of his journeys, came across them and when his companions at the fruit, they forgot all about their homes.

Odyssey IX, 84.


Article details:

  • Etymology:
    Lotus-eaters

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