ichor

"Juice." In the Homeric myths, ichor is the colorless (or golden) fluid that flows through the veins of the gods. Homer1 writes that "the gods do not eat bread nor drink wine, hence they have no blood such as ours, and are immortal."

It was also said to serve as the blood of the bronze man Talos, running to its single vein.

References

Notes

  1. Iliad v, 364–382.

Source

  • Cooper, J.C., ed.. (1997). Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. Oxford: Helicon Publishing Ltd.