What is a sprig of Moly?

Updated: 9/24/2023
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Moly is a possibly mythical herb described in The Odyssey. It's not known which modern plant Homer was actually describing, but it was considered divine, and not something to be trifled with. That is to say, it was beyond even what was considered "medicinal" by the Greeks.

It is possible that it is from this plant that we derive the phrase "holy moly," which is used in awe, as Moly was used to undo the magic of Circe (turning the sailors back from pigs and into men once again). "

To further clarify, a sprig is a small piece or shoot from a plant.

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