Amarysia – tales of Amarysia vary widely, but they all share a few common aspects. Amarysia is usually claimed to be a fruit or plant or sometimes a fungus, but always some “naturally” appearing object. Depending on the form it takes it may need to be eaten, treated to make a potion which is then imbibed, or distilled into an oil which is then applied. The various processes are supposed to allow a mortal to become immortal. The stories involving Amarysia usually involve a perilous journey to a garden or grove or meadow that exists within this world yet beyond it, which is alternatively guarded by beautiful yet jealous nymphs or horrible monsters who seek to keep those of impure heart, or just everyone altogether, from obtaining it.