A mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
Ambrosia Sentence Examples
He tasted only ambrosia, sweet beyond imagination.
Here she was hospitably received by Celeus, and out of gratitude would have made his son Demophon immortal by anointing him with ambrosia and destroying his mortal parts by fire; but Metaneira, happening to see what was going on, screamed out and disturbed the goddess.
Probably the two terms were not originally distinguished; but usually both in Homer and in later writers nectar is the drink and ambrosia the food.
On the other hand, in Alcman nectar is the food, and in Sappho and Anaxandrides ambrosia the drink.
According to one of these stories Thetis used to lay the infant Achilles every night under live coals, anointing him by day with ambrosia, in order to make him immortal.