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
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.