"like the Lotus flower"
Odysseus saves his men from the Lotus Eaters
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In Greek mythology, the flowers and fruit of the Lotus plant brought apathy and forgetfulness to those who ate it. In the ancient Greek epic The Odyssey, Odysseus  and his men visit the land of the Lotus Eaters. There, some of his men quickly come under the strange effects of the Lotus plant, and he has to drag them forcibly back to the ships.