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However, if it was a tree, it may have been a fig tree, similar to the Bodhi Tree of Indian Buddhist legend - the sacred Ficus religious.
The sacred tree in Micronesian mythology is the banana tree, whose origin is related to the idea of Manna and the myth of the Tree of Plenty. Go figure.
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A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
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