Fountain of Youth

By: Matt, and Virginia


Famous conquer Alexander the great was first motivated by the search to discover the fountain

King Pester John ruled the land the fountain was located on

Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon,


The fountain of youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth who drinks or bathes in the water.


It was discovered in the 16 century by the conquistador Juan Ponce de León.


The fountain of youth was in St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. But Juan Ponce de León discovered it soon after he arrived in what now is Florida in 1513


The Fountain Of Youth is a spring that is said to grant eternal youth

The fountain that restored eternal youth encouraged many great minds to create an incomparable elixir

Similar legends also appear amongst the natives of the Caribbean that such a spring existed

The legend has been around for thousands of years

Fun facts

a king known to Europeans as Prester John supposedly ruled a land that had a river of gold and a fountain of youth.

6th-century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who allegedly thought it would be found in Florida. In St. Augustine

The first story of the fountain of youth began in 5th century BC all the way to the 12th century


The Fountain of Youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Tales of such a fountain have been recounted across the world for thousands of years, appearing in writings by Herodotus (5th century BCE), the Alexander romance (3rd century CE), and the stories of Prester John (early Crusades, 11th/12th centuries CE). Stories of similar waters were also evidently prominent among the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean during the Age of Exploration (early 16th century), who spoke of the restorative powers of the water in the mythical land of Bimini.

The legend became particularly prominent in the 16th century, when it became attached to the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, first Governor of Puerto Rico. According to an apocryphal combination of New World and Eurasian elements, Ponce de León was searching for the Fountain of Youth when he traveled to what is now Florida in 1513.


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