General - A mushroom-type fungus. The poisonous fungus, fly agaric, is regarded by the Koryaks of Siberia as being inhabited by the wapaq. Anyone eating it will find himself thereafter instructed by the wapaq, who may even tell him to die. Another variety, highly inflammable, was used in Celtic rituals such as lighting the fires at Beltane. In some accounts, identified as agaric.

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