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Were Homer's "lotus eaters" opium addicts?

My theory is that this "lotus" was a poppy.
In Greek mythology the lotus-eaters (Greek: λωτοφάγοι, lōtophagoi), also referred to as the lotophagi or lotophaguses (singular lotophagus /ləˈtɒfəɡəs/) or lotophages (singular lotophage /ˈloʊtəfeɪdʒ/), were a race of people living on an island dominated by lotus plants. The lotus fruits and flowers were the primary food of the island and were a narcotic, causing the inhabitants to sleep in peaceful apathy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus-eaters


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Re: Were Homer's "lotus eaters" opium addicts?

what island currently or in the past had opium produce ?

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Re: Were Homer's "lotus eaters" opium addicts?

Opium poppies originated in the eastern Mediterranean. So it could be Cyprus or Crete or any of the Greek islands.

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Re: Were Homer's "lotus eaters" opium addicts?

interesting

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Re: Were Homer's "lotus eaters" opium addicts?

what if they were the destroyed Minoans?

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Re: Were Homer's "lotus eaters" opium addicts?

But the Mycenaeans (Greeks) plundered the Minoans though. Homer was Mycenaean. But it could have been a story borrowed from the Minoans.

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Re: Were Homer's "lotus eaters" opium addicts?

Why not the blue lotus? People still take that as a sleep aid or mix it in with other drugs for the hell of it.

Re: Were Homer's "lotus eaters" opium addicts?

But opium is known and revered as an ancient narcotic. I'm not familiar with the blue lotus.

I thought of this topic because my tortoise loves to eat hibiscus flowers. Lol.

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