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Mandrake is a plant used in Greece during the 5th century BCE.

Though this gray-green leafed plant was poisonous, when properly handled, the mandrake made a powerful medicine, which in right amounts was said to help with conception, reduce pain, and provoke pleasant visions. Too much, however, would kill.[1]

The traditional way to pick a mandrake plant was to circle it thrice and face west, while with a dancer singing erotic songs.[2] This practice occasionally caused problems between people.[3]

During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan misthios Kassandra was asked by the healer Lykaon to gather some mandrake for him, and then deliver it to his patients.[2]

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  1. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. 2.0 2.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyHelping a Healer
  3. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyDances with Witches
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