Winter Aconite

March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

Winter aconite is toxic. In Greek mythology it was said that aconites grew from the saliva of the three-headed beast Cerberus. When Hercules fought Cerberus, the hound’s poisonous saliva fell on the ground and hardened into stones in the soil, from which Winter aconite grew. Medea tried to murder Theseus, by poisoning his wine with the deadly plants.

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