Sentence Examples with the word asphodel

In Greek legend the asphodel is the most famous of the plants connected with the dead and the underworld.

The Libyan nomads made their huts of asphodel stalks (cf.

As a chthonian divinity she is accompanied by a snake; the myrtle, asphodel and narcissus (which Persephone was gathering when carried off by Hades) also are sacred to her.

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The asphodel was also supposed to be a remedy for poisonous snake-bites and a specific against sorcery; it was fatal to mice, but preserved pigs from disease.