Saturday, 23 February 2008


The word "Ambrosia" means sweet smelling or delicious. Ambrosia was also the magical substance eaten by the Gods of Greek mythology who lived on Mount Olympus. The God's kept their immortality by eating Ambrosia and without this substance, they became weak. A human being who took Ambrosia became strong and immortal. Sometimes the Gods mixed Ambrosia with Nectar as a drink and they also used it for bathing. The Gods were served Ambrosia and Nectar by Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and Hera. One day she tripped and fell so Zeus dismissed her and in the shape of an eagle, he went to earth to seize Ganymede, the son of the Tros, King of Troy, to served the Gods.


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