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solomon levi
08-29-2015, 12:38 AM
From wikipedia:
"Herodotus mentions a fountain containing a special kind of water in the land of the Macrobians, which gives the Macrobians their exceptional longevity.

The Ichthyophagi then in their turn questioned the king concerning the term of life, and diet of his people, and were told that most of them lived to be a hundred and twenty years old, while some even went beyond that age- they ate boiled flesh, and had for their drink nothing but milk. When the Ichthyophagi showed wonder at the number of the years, he led them to a fountain, wherein when they had washed, they found their flesh all glossy and sleek, as if they had bathed in oil- and a scent came from the spring like that of violets. The water was so weak, they said, that nothing would float in it, neither wood, nor any lighter substance, but all went to the bottom. If the account of this fountain be true, it would be their constant use of the water from it which makes them so long-lived."

Ichthyophagi meaning fish eater. the fish as mercury (hand of the philosophers)

Awani
08-31-2015, 02:33 AM
Brings to mind the Fisher King.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_King


In Arthurian legend the Fisher King, or the Wounded King, is the last in a long line charged with keeping the Holy Grail.

Holy Grail = The Stone

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