It is common to find references to different fungus species in stories from many cultures. For the ancient Greek, mushrooms were not only edible and medicinal, but were also motive of feasts like the "sun-shadow feast" where important characters such as Persephone participated. In the Hindu religion, the God Soma is represented by, or represents, the "fly agaric", Amanita muscaria. The ancient Egypcians prepared a narcotic drink from wheat infected by a fungus similar to Ergot, which is also responsable for huge mass hallucinations in Medevil Europe caused by eating bread made with contaminated wheat flour. It is the same species lysergic acid, LSD, is synthesized from.