Roman Empire, c. 2nd century AD
Egyptian mint, elemi, olibanum, shiso, jasmine auriculatum, vanilla, vetiver
In Greek mythology naiads were nymph-like feminine spirits presiding over bodies of fresh water - fountains, springs, streams, and brooks. One such nymph was the seductive Minthe of the river Cocytus. When spurned Queen Persephone discovered her husband Hades having an illicit affair, young Minthe was metamorphosed forever into a harmless common herb - sweet mint.