Monday, October 20, 2014

Amazing Word: Ambrosia

Each week, I’m going to present an amazing word. A word that has a double meaning either directly or perhaps through origin, where is has evolved into a new meaning, or carries a wonderful Onomatopoeic effect.

This week my amazing word is:

AMBROSIA




Ambrosia is applied to something particularly delightful to taste or smell. It also refers to the foods of the gods, said to bestow immortality. It is a girl’s name and sometimes shortened to Amber.


In the novel, Blood Ties, the protagonist’s name is Amber. However, in her passport she carries the name Ambrosia. Amber’s beauty is intensified by the association to the  words reference to delightful food, but more importantly, it connects into the whole context of the novel where her blood is used to try and make another woman immortal.