Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ambrosia, a term used in Greek mythology to denote sometimes the food and sometimes the drink of the immortal gods. In Homer and the later writers the word is used for the food, and nectar for the drink of the dwellers on Olympus, but in Sappho and Alcman these meanings are reversed. Both ambrosia and nectar were fragrant, and are said to have been employed as perfumes and unguents.