In the Book Nine of the Odyseey, Homer tells the story of Ulysses and his men landed on the island
of the Lotus Eaters in North Africa, carried off course by a storm. There, some of his men were
tempted by the fruit of the lotus, a magical fruit that made them forget everything, their homesickness,
their wives and families. Homer’s lotus is thought to have been the Zizphus lotus, a wild
jujube, and the spell of the lotus was caused not by narcotics, but by the wine of the fruits of the

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