Perhaps it was a berry of the nepenthe, which brought oblivion.
This particular preparation of valerian is nepenthe for the nerves.
In the Odyssey, in connection with Helen, mention is made of nepenthe.
Crown us with asphodel flowers, that are wet with the dews of nepenthe.
I am getting restless again, and there flow the waters of Nepenthe.
I did not find the nepenthe I sought for anywhere on draught, so I went home in disgust.
Nepenthe was an Egyptian drug that dispelled the memory of whatever is sad.
I drank of the nepenthe cup, and in it my past was washed out and my soul was drowned.'
I do not employ opium as an aid to my social activities; I regard it as nepenthe from them and as a key to a brighter realm.
The other, beneath its bitter lash, becomes a human dynamo, plunging into the nepenthe of toil.