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  Agave: a plant and its story, part 1
Agave, the mother of Pentheus, was the deified daughter of the god Cadmus, the mythical founder of the ancient city of Thebes, and his wife Hermione.
Whilst under this spell, Agave and her fellow revellers notice Pentheus spying on them and not recognising her own son, whom she mistakes for a marauding lion in her drunken stupor, she and her companions set upon him in a particularly brutal way and literally tear him apart limb from limb.
By the eighteenth century Agave americana was well established in southern Europe and along the Mediterranean coasts to the extent that in 1730 an Italian writer called Francesco Carli used the term Italian Aloe in refering to agaves growing in the vicinity of Lake Garda.
www.desert-tropicals.com /Articles/Agave   (2257 words)

 Flowers in Greek Mythology
However, its name is Greek and it was probably used because the Greek Agave was one of the "lesser" gods of the Moon, that means that she was one of the faces of the ancient Mother Earth of the Mediterranean; the ground in Jalisco, Mexico, reminds a lot of the ground in Mediterranean countries.
Agave was the daughter of Kadmus, King of Thebes, and sister of Semele who was Dionysus’ mother.
When Semeli was thunder-striken by Zeus, Agave spread the rumor that Zeus killed her sister because she spoke badly of him.
www.valentine.gr /mythology5.htm   (306 words)

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Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, the apparent religion of the Iron Age Celts.
In Norse mythology, Ullr ‡ is a son of Sif and a stepson of Thor.
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 agave - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about agave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Agaves are desert plants from the New World.
Alcoholic drinks such as tequila and pulque are made from the sap of agave plants.
Its web, which is generally placed among the great leaves of the common agave, is sometimes strengthened near the centre by a pair or even four zigzag ribbons, which connect two adjoining rays.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /agave   (348 words)

 Agave Dermatology
Agaves are succulentplantsof a large botanical genus of the same name, belonging to the family Agavaceae.
Agave americana, century plant, was introduced into Europe about the middle of the 16th centuryand is now widely cultivated for its handsome appearance; in the variegated forms the leaf has a white or yellow marginal or central stripe from base to apex.
Agaves have long presented special difficulties for taxonomy; variations within a species may be considerable, and a number of named species are of unknown origin, and may just be variants of original wild species.
www.lumrix.com /medical/dermatology/agave.html   (993 words)

 Agave, Greece, Greek mythology
Agave and her sisters spread the rumour that their sister had been promiscuous.
, had been saved, and Agave and her sisters were to become his followers.
Agave was later to go with her father to Illyria where she married the king Lycotherses.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/agave.htm   (209 words)

Agave leaves, as might be expected, are rich in fibre content and parts of the leaves were discarded post chewing, thus leaving archeologists with material to research on.
Agave palmeri and agave parryi have been identified as species used whilst there is also evidence of the use of the flowers of agave desertii.
Once the natural agave juice has fermented, apart from its alcoholic properties it is a nourishing source of a variety of minerals, proteins and vitamins and is widely used today amongst native Indians as a food supplement as well as for its refreshing qualities.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /agavepages/articles/articles.html   (12919 words)

 Welcome To the TequilaMezcal.Com Web Site! - Information on Tequila, Mezcal and Pilque
ulque, a fermented beverage derived from juice of the maguey (agave) was the historical predecessor of mescal and tequila which wielded a heavy sociological influence during both Pre-Hispanic and Colonial periods of Mexican history.
Agave, often called the century plant, has over 400 varieties, four of which are preferred for the production of pulque, (Agave pencas largas, A. Manso, A. Chalquero, A. Xamini A. Salmiani).
Because of the presence of naturally occurring yeasts on the Agave, the juices must be collected frequently to avoid fermentation beginning in the field.
www.tequilamescal.com /pulque.htm   (2554 words)

 You Grow Girl | Super Plant: Agave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The agave is a succulent, with leaves that form a tight rosette spiraling from the nutrient-rich centre or heart of the plant.
The leaves range in size from five to eight feet tall at maturity and have sharp, serrated edges that sometimes (depending on the species) are lined with teeth or pointed spines.
It is due to this type of life cycle (one flower per plant) that the agave is considered to be an annual, even though its life span is so long.
www.yougrowgirl.com /explore/super_agave2.php   (238 words)

 Pentheus 1, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Pentheus 1's mother was Agave 2, one of the daughters of Cadmus and Harmonia 1.
On account of his noble birth, Pentheus 1 was a powerful king, but also because of this he was an arrogant man of insolent and impious character, and letting himself be led by such unfortunate features, he came to be punished by the the god of the vine Dionysus 2.
Besides Pentheus 1, Echion 2 and Agave 2 had a daughter Epirus, who was journeying with Cadmus and Harmonia 1, bearing the remains of Pentheus 1, when she died.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Pentheus1.html   (2364 words)

 The Wrath of Heaven
When Agave and her sister refused to recognise Dionysus, the young god inflicted his three aunts with madness, so that they Bacchic Mysteries like the other maenads.
While he was down Agave and her sister were in frenzy, as they tore his limbs off his body.
Agave brought the head back to the palace, hoping to show the wild beast's head to her father and her son, not realising he was carrying her son's head.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/wrath.html   (7965 words)

 Agave - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
sisalana, sisal hemp, Agave decipiens, False Sisal Hemp; Agave americana is the source of pita fibre, and is used as a fibre plant in Mexico, the West Indies and southern Europe.
Agave americana, century plant, was introduced into Europe about the middle of the 16th century and is now widely cultivated for its handsome appearance; in the variegated forms the leaf has a white or yellow marginal or central stripe from base to apex.
At one point agaves and Amaryllis were placed among the Liliaceae, but have now definitely been placed in a separate order, the Asparagales; however Agave and related forms have by most recent sources, notably Judd et al, been placed in a family Agavaceae separate from the Amaryllidaceae.
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In Greek mythology, Agave ("illustrious") was the daughter of Cadmus, the king and founder of the city of Thebes, and of the goddess Harmonia.
She was a Maenad, a follower of Dionysus (also known as Bacchus in Roman mythology).
Agave is also a daughter of Danaus and the wife of Lycus
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Agave.html   (241 words)

 Agave (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was a Maenad, a follower of Dionysus (also known as Bacchus in Roman mythology).
Dionysos, Pentheus' cousin, himself lured Pentheus to the woods, where the Maenads tore him apart and his corpse was mutilated by his own mother, Agave.
For this, Agave was exiled from Thebes and fled to Illyria to marry King Lycotherses, and then, according to Hyginus, killed him in order to gain the city for her father Cadmus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agave_(mythology)   (168 words)

 Agave (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Agave ("illustrious") was the queen of Thebes in Greek mythology, mother of Pentheus and daughter of Harmonia and Cadmus.
In Euripides' play, "The Bacchae", Theban Maenads murdered King Pentheus after he banned the worship of Bacchus because the Maenads denied Pentheus' divinity.
Bacchus, Pentheus' cousin, himself lured Pentheus to the woods, where the Maenads tore him apart and his corpse was mutilated by his own mother, Agave.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/a/ag/agave__mythology_.html   (88 words)

 Pentheus — FactMonster.com
The women of Thebes, led by Agave, were driven mad by the offended god and tore Pentheus to pieces.
Agave, in Greek mythology - Agave Agave : see Pentheus.
Encyclopedia: Folklore and Mythology - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Folklore and Mythology.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0838207.html   (128 words)

 agave - OneLook Dictionary Search
Agave, agave : UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
Agave : A Modern Herbal, 1931, by Mrs.
Phrases that include agave: blue agave, agave angustifolia, agave bovicornuta, agave cactus, agave deserti, more...
www.onelook.com /?loc=rescb&w=agave   (271 words)

 Agave | | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Agaves are succulent plants of a large botanical genus of the same name, belonging to the family Agavaceae.
Agave is een geslacht van van oorsprong Amerikaanse succulente planten, behorende tot de familie van de Agavaceae.
Er bestaan vele soorten agaves, waarvan de meeste Mexicaans zijn.
www.babylon.com /definition/Agave/All   (514 words)

 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino: Press Release
According to mythology, the agave plant was the incarnation of the goddess Mayahuel, also known as the goddess of alcohol.
Tequila is made from distilled sap from the hearts of the agave plant, a close relative of the lily.
Traditionally tequilas were produced from 100% blue agave but current regulations require only 51% agave for the spirit to be labeled tequila.
www.mgmgrand.com /press_room/press_room_releases_template.aspx?ID=57   (515 words)

 Agave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agave species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Batrachedra striolata, which has been recorded on A shawii.
sisalana, sisal hemp, Agave decipiens, False Sisal Hemp.
Agave americana is the source of pita fiber and is used as a fiber plant in Mexico, the West Indies and southern Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agave   (1031 words)

 Semele, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Also Agave 2, daughter of Cadmus, seemed to have a promising life.
For she married Echion 2, who was a member of the powerful clan of the SPARTI, and had by him Pentheus 1, who became king of Thebes after Cadmus.
And this king, who was the apple of his mother's eye, Agave 2 killed while she raved in Bacchic frenzy, for Dionysus 2 took her mind away, and she tore Pentheus 1 limb from limb.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Semele.html   (1276 words)

 Tequila: In Search of the Blue Agave. Part 12 of 14: Mezcal, Mexico's other spirit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Regardless of the origin, the butterfly has an ecological relationship with the agave that is symbolized in the gusano in the bottle.
But a crisis in the agave industry in Jalisco, caused by the rapid growth in tequila distilling, plagues, and other problems, is forcing tequila producers to look elsewhere for the plant.
Agave harvests in Jalisco are also lower because of a shortage of plants - many farmers stopped planting agave 8-10 years ago when there appeared to be a glut on the market.
www.ianchadwick.com /tequila/mezcal.html   (5539 words)

 Golf Life: A New Tequila Sunrise | Taster's guide to the best premium bottlings
As premiums, they are all made entirely of blue agave, unlike the swill that ends up in frozen margarita machines.
Tequila shares with calvados this virtue: concentrated expression of one ingredient (apples in the case of calvados, agave in tequila).
I had fallen in love with the agave essence, the white-pepper and straw-grass flavors that sit on top of potent alcohol fire with none of the smoothing, rounding or mediating of wood.
www.loscabosguide.com /tequila/pressnews/premiumtequilas_mar04.htm   (1156 words)

 Testing Slimming Powers Of Tequila's Agave
Scientists from Mexico's tequila producing region say juice extracted from the blue agave plant, best known when distilled into the fiery spirit, may help dieters shed pounds and cut cholesterol.
Sadly for the world's growing band of tequila lovers, agave's possible health benefits are lost when the plant is distilled into alcohol.
Spiky agave plants has been cultivated on Mexico's arid central highlands for thousands of years and are woven into the country's history and mythology.
www.banderasnews.com /0509/hb-agave.htm   (281 words)

 agave - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Blue Agave and SAIC Team Up to Bring the Real-Time Enterprise to Government Agencies.
A toast to the influence of agave plant
Honey Of An Idea: Grower finds new use for agave plant.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-x-agave.html   (187 words)

 Is tequila made from cactus? in The AnswerBank: Food & Drink
According to mythology, the agave plant is the incarnation of the goddess Mayahuel; the honey-like sap is her blood.
Distillation didn't reach Mexico until the Spanish Conquistadors arrived, and intoxication was of fundamental importance to religious ritual and culture.
Wherever agave grows, mezcal will not be far behind, although most is from Oaxaca, it's produced across the central plains to the Chihuahuan desert, the Pacific coast and Chiapas.
www.theanswerbank.co.uk /Article1512.html   (425 words)

 Casa Noble Tequila Crystal Selected by Travel and Leisure Golf
The difference, of course, is that the agave flavor is not a common kitchen and fruit bowl taste; it's far less familiar.
The elaborate manufacture of tequila involves the hacking up of big, mature plants; the steam-cooking or baking of same for many hours or even days; crushing (traditionally with a stone wheel, now often with a mechanical shredder) to produce a juice or juice-pulp mixture; and then fermentation and distillation.
“These are the standouts from a recent tasting of more than a dozen 100 percent agave tequilas.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2004/3/emw112936.htm   (591 words)

 Lose This Weight!: Mexico tests slimming powers of tequila's agave
Now however, researchers from the University of Guadalajara, close to the town of Tequila, the cradle of Mexico's famous alcoholic export, say the plant's powers go beyond inducing euphoric highs followed by crushing hangovers.
"The structure of agave contains, among other things, substances known as fructans," Dr Jorge Segura, who is leading the investigation, told Reuters on Thursday.
When the juice from the agave leaves are fermented it loses it's health benefits, so for anyone out there thinking, "More Margaritas to lose weight!" I'm afraid that won't work, but this is an interesting study and with tests on humans beginning now I'm sure we'll hear more about it in the next 18 months.
www.losethisweight.com /archives/2005/09/mexico_tests_sl.html   (394 words)

 AllRefer.com - Agave, in Greek mythology (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
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 Dvorak Uncensored » Distilling a possible weight-loss secret
Segura said he was confident his team of 20 researchers would have similar results during their 18-month study on humans, launched this week.
Segura hopes that his research will open new markets for Mexico’s thousands of agave farmers who have watched prices plummet as supply outstrips demand.
Agaves grow at elevations of 3000 to 8000 feet.
www.dvorak.org /blog/?p=2876   (1456 words)

 THE BACCHANTES by Euripides, Part 12
off in cager haste, his mother Agave and her sisters dear and all
from off his hair, that hapless Agave might recognize and spare him,
I caught him with never a snare, this lion's whelp, as ye may see.
www.greekmythology.com /Books/Classic/euripidis/bacchantes_12.html   (726 words)

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