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==Behind the scenes==
 
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[[File:Asphodel.jpg|150px|thumb|left|An illustration of asphodel in ''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]].]]
 
*[[Wikipedia:Asphodelus ramosus|Asphodel]] (''Asphodelus ramosus'') is native to Europe. The ancient Greeks associated it with the death and the underworld, believing there was a meadow of asphodel in Elysian Fields,<ref>http://www.duke.edu/web/classics/grbs/FTexts/47/Reece.pdf</ref> and considered it sacred to Persephone, goddess of the spring and queen of the underworld. Asphodel was once believed to be a favourite food of the dead, and so was commonly planted near graves.<ref>http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/a/aspho080.html</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:Asphodelus ramosus|Asphodel]] (''Asphodelus ramosus'') is native to Europe. The ancient Greeks associated it with the death and the underworld, believing there was a meadow of asphodel in Elysian Fields,<ref>http://www.duke.edu/web/classics/grbs/FTexts/47/Reece.pdf</ref> and considered it sacred to Persephone, goddess of the spring and queen of the underworld. Asphodel was once believed to be a favourite food of the dead, and so was commonly planted near graves.<ref>http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/a/aspho080.html</ref>
   
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Revision as of 20:59, July 31, 2013

Asphodel
Asphodel
Species information
Alternative names

Royal Staff[1]

Endemic to

Worldwide

Related to

Lily

Sentience

Non-sentient

Leaves

Long and slender

Usage

Potion-making

Asphodel (also known as Royal Staff[1]) is a member of the lily family and has long and slender leaves. It is found worldwide and has both magical and non-magical uses.[1] Powdered root of Asphodel is used in the creation of various potions, such as the Draught of Living Death,[2] and the Wiggenweld Potion.[3]

Behind the scenes

Asphodel

An illustration of asphodel in Magical Drafts and Potions.

  • Asphodel (Asphodelus ramosus) is native to Europe. The ancient Greeks associated it with the death and the underworld, believing there was a meadow of asphodel in Elysian Fields,[4] and considered it sacred to Persephone, goddess of the spring and queen of the underworld. Asphodel was once believed to be a favourite food of the dead, and so was commonly planted near graves.[5]

Appearances

Notes and references

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