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STUDIA MYTHOLOGICA SLAVICA 11, 2008
On the Use of Henbane and Fool’s Parsley in Rites – A Linguistic Approach
The article discusses plant names of henbane and fool’s parsley. A use of them in the cultus of a certain light or heaven god in various Indo-European peoples is suggested. The main property of both plants is the eff ect of widening the pupils, which results in dazzling.
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