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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