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Is the onion a thaumaturgical ingredient?

Cooking and witchcraft go hand in hand throughout the centuries. We can find many common ingredients. In this article, though, we are focusing on the onion. We can witness an excessive use of all kinds of onions in Greek cuisine. References of it can be, also, found in Homer, Herodotus, Theophrastus and Dioscorides. Ancient word In the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, athletes ate big proportions of onion before the competition to boost their strength and cleanse their blood. In Rome, Gladiators used similar techniques to strengthen their muscles before they got into the arena for the fight.In Egypt onion...