Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day

mithridate \MITH-ri-deyt\, noun:

A confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison.

~Interesting note:  Mithridate originates from the name of Mithridates VI, a legendary king who had an immunity to poisons.  Here's a case of the real world and a paranormal world meeting.  hmmm, a character, maybe a spy, who could not be killed or could only be killed by poison.~


  1. Oh, that word is intriguing. The first time I became aware how much poisons were used to kill off political enemies was reading, The Kadin by Bertrice Small... what was further intriguing... those who knew the intrigue game would take tiny doses of certain poisons and become immune to the substance. Like arsenic.

  2. Hmmm, intrique, politics and poison. I love stories like that...I'll have to check out The Kadin. :)