Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The History of Garlic

The word garlic comes from Old English garleac, meaning "spear leek". Egyptians worshipped garlic and placed clay models of garlic bulbs in their tombs. Folklore holds that garlic repels vampires, protects against the "Evil Eye" and wards off jealous nymphs, said to terrorize pregnant women and engaged maidens.

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