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date: 27 October 2020

Lotus-eaterslocked

  • Jenny March

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Lotus-eaters (Λωτοφάγοι), a mythical people (the ancients liked to locate them in North Africa) living on the lotus plant (lōtos), which induces forgetfulness and makes its eaters lose all desire to return home (Od. 9.82–104). Those of *Odysseus' men who ate the lotus had to be dragged back to their ships by force.

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  • Religion in the Ancient World

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