In the mood for some olive-coloured delights? No, not olives… We have August’s birthstone Peridot and the Olive Python!
Ancient Egyptians’ believed that the Peridot origins were celestial and they weren’t wrong… In 2006, NASA gathered mineral samples near the sun and found Peridot amongst the particles thought to be as old as our solar system. In addition, Peridot is often found in meteor craters earning it a reputation as an extraterrestrial gemstone. From one olive-skinned friend to another, the Olive Python is also joining us this Sunday! Measuring between 2 and 5 meters it is one of Australia’s largest snakes, and despite its friendly name it is best to stay well away, as it kills its prey by constriction. Terrifying stuff. Look out for: The Catacombs of Paris that creeped in earlier today, as well as Tiresias and Cassini who are joining this week’s League pack!