Aphrodisiacs and the Disturbing Origins of Aphrodite

| 7/14/2008 1:17:40 PM

AphroditeIn the sensuous essay, “Aphrodisiacs,” an AGNI online exclusive, Michelle Wildgen suggests a laundry list of unusual culinary options over—eek!—Spanish fly for that little extra something. In what turns out to be much more than a gastronomic love manual, Wildgen’s essay revels in nature’s overt display of sex and fertility, yet subtly reminds the reader of the gory origins of Aphrodite, from which the term aphrodisiac is derived.

Image by _william, licensed under Creative Commons.



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