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Blue Water Lily Ninfa

Quefcalaxochiacatl

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Nymphaea ampia (Solisb.) DC.; N. caerulea Sav.

Water Lilies enjoyed an exceptionally prominent place In the mythology and art of Minoan and dynastic Egyptian cultures, in India and China, as well as in the Mayan world from the Middle Classical period until the inception of the Mexican period.

Among Old and New World similarities is the relation of N. ampia to the toad, itself associated with hallucinogenic agents, and the relation of ¡he plant to deaih.

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