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The "supernatural red wine" of Mother Hera, which gave the Greek gods immortality. In the Vedas it was soma, in Persia haoma, in Egypt sa: was associated with the moon and the maternal "blood of life," or menstrual blood. A.G.H.


Walker, Barbara G, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, New York, HarperCollins, 1983, p, 27