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(Satureja montana) – Winter Savory
(SS. hortensis) – Summer Savory

This herb belonged to the satyrs, hairy little creatures with short horns, feet of a goat, mischievous and oversexed. They attended to Bacchus and lived in the woods with Pan, god of the shepherds. Both savories can be used in meat and bean dishes. Winter savory is a perennial and summer savory is an annual. Mercury claims dominion over this herb.