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Lotus Eaters and the Wind Demon. Found within Greek mythology are the lotus-eaters who were a race of people living on an island dominated by the Lotus tree. There are mythical elements contained in story, namely the mysterious wind demon. The lotus fruits and flowers in the ancient mythical story were the primary food of the island and were a narcotic, causing the inhabitants to sleep in peaceful apathy. Figuratively, ‘lotus-eater’ denotes “a person who spends their time indulging in pleasure and luxury rather than dealing with practical concerns”. That also sounds familiar doesn’t it. In the Odyssey Book IX, immediately references the wind, a reference to the wind demon. Odysseus tells how adverse north winds blew him and his men off course as they were rounding Cape Malea, the southernmost tip of the Peloponnesus, headed westwards for Ithaca: