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The Sordid (But Fascinating!) History of Poison

By Abbey Clarke Sep 19, 2013

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Greek Myth

A prominent example of the use of poison in Greek myth is in the story of Medea. After her husband Jason abandons her in favor of the princess Glauce, Medea wreaks all sorts of revenge upon him. She sends Glauce a dress and coronet covered with poison, killing both Glauce and Glauce’s father, Creon, king of Corinth.

Tags: history, cool things, creepy things, poison, greek myth

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Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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