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 Æsir,Æsonian Hero (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Æson’s Bath.
 
Sir Thomas Browne (Religio Medici, p. 67) rationalises this into “hair-dye.” The reference is to Medea renovating Æson, father of Jason, with the juices of a concoction made of sundry articles. After Æson had imbibed these juices, Ovid says:—   1
       
“Barba comæque,
Canitie posita, nigrum rapure, colorem.”
       
Metamorphoses, vii. 288.
 


 Æsir,Æsonian Hero (The). 

 
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