We’ve been celebrating a lot for Christmas, and since Christmas Eve is Anna’s birthday, it’s been an adventure. We had a few tree decorating parties, drank a lot of eggnog, and played some pool. It was a blast!
The belief that Apollo bestowed Silphium to them made this birth control highly sought after and used in incredible amounts. In fact, the plant itself was so critical to the economy, it’s depicted on most prehistory coins.
The seed and fruit were heart shaped, so the heart was used on coins because it was “worth its weight in denari” (silver coins) and its association with love, sex, and abundance. […]