Saturday, July 11, 2009


Animated man-like "androids" created from magic spells involving the mandrake plant. The mandrake is a poisonous hallucinogenic root that grows naturally into a bipedal shape. Alchemists in the middle ages used the mandrake in experiments with the eventual goal to create artificial men (a.k.a. the homunculus.) Supposedly such a creature was created by the great alchemist Albertus Magnus.

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