Aphrodisiacs Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Aphrodisiacs


  1. cestus Aphrodite’s girdle made by Hephaestus; magically induces passion. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 183]
  2. ginseng induces passion. [Plant Symbolism: EB, IV: 549]
  3. lupin leguminous plant; arouses passion. [Plant Folklore: Boland, 9]
  4. mandrake a narcotic that arouses passion. [Western Folklore: Boland, 13]
  5. marjoram used on bedsheets; Venus used it with Ascanius. [Rom. Myth.: Boland, 11–12]
  6. periwinkle, worms, and houseleek combination induces passion. [Plant Folklore: Boland, 9]
  7. raw oysters food consumed as a love potion. [Popular Folklore: Misc.]
  8. Spanish fly preparation made of green blister beetles and used to incite cattle to mate. [Insect Symbolism: EB, IX: 399]
  9. willow seeds taken in water, produce only sons. [Western Folklore: Boland, 11]