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This article does not cite any sources. The Colchis Bulls are mythical creatures that appear in the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece. The Colchis Bulls are two immense bulls with bronze hooves, and bronze mouths through which they breathe fire. In the Argonautica, Jason is promised the prized fleece by King Aeetes if he can first yoke the Khalkotauroi and use them to plough a field. Jason survived the burning flames of the bronze bulls by smoking in a magical potion that protected him from the heat. The potion had been provided by Medea, King Aeetes’ own daughter, who had fallen in love with Jason. The Khalkotauroi were a gift to King Aeetes from the Greek gods’ blacksmith, Hephaestus.

The nectar made from the plant is known Mexico as aguamiel, or “honey water. The Aztecs prized the agave as a gift from the gods and used the liquid from its core to flavor foods and drinks.

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