S: Fountain of Youth
FC: Myths and facts about The Fountain of Youth
1: By:Ryan Dotter
2: In Bimini, there was said to be a magical fountain that would grant youth to anyone who drank out of it. Ponce de Leon, a Spanish explorer, went to search for The Fountain of Youth. Although he failed, he also didn't sail to Bimini. Somehow, he made is way to what is now St. Augustine, Florida. The fountain is said to be a myth. It is a shame because who ever found it would receive a lot of money.
3: This myth can be dated back to an Italian journeyer, Pietro Martire d'Anghiera. Although he didn't not look for it, he believed in the mythical waters. It can also be dated back to medieval writers. So, this didn't just pop up in a conversation, it has a long trail of followers even now!
4: In Northern India there was also talk about The Fountain of Youth. It is said that European voyagers spread word in Europe. There is also a story about Jesus curing a man with these waters.
6: If you had the chance, would you spend your life searching for the Fountain of Youth? Why or Why not?
7: This is a picture of Pietro Martire d' Anghiera
8: This is a portrait of Ponce de Leon
9: The picture above shows the route Ponce de Leon took in his travels
10: More Information on Ponce de Leon: He was the first to European to explore the Gulf Stream, Florida, and the Bahamas. He spent most of his life searching for the fountain.
12: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella wanted to have a baby boy. Unfortunately, they were getting older by the day. If they could only find a medicine that could make them younger, it would buy them time. So they sent out explorers to search for the Fountain of Youth.
14: The Age of Exploration was a very exciting and curious time span.
17: Marco Polo was also a contributer to the myth, he like the others, believed that somewhere held the great liquid of magic.
18: Sources "Fountain of Youth." Compton's by Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopdia Britannica, 2011. Web. 4 May 2011.
19: "Americas, early exploration of the." Compton's by Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopdia Britannica, 2011. Web. 4 May 2011.
20: "Florida's Fountain of Youth." The Progress Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2011.