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Encyclopedia > Water of Life (Dune)

The Water of Life is a fictional drug from Frank Herbert's science fiction novel Dune. FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ...


It is categorized as an illuminating poison, or an awareness spectrum narcotic. Specifically, it is the bilious liquid exhalation of a sandworm produced at the moment of its death from drowning. In its raw state it is toxic to anyone but a Reverend Mother. A Reverend Mother can metabolize the Water within her body, then expel it to transform the raw Water into a form consumable by others. The "changed" Water is the narcotic used in the Sietch orgy. It is found on planet Arrakis. The skull and crossbones symbol (Jolly Roger) traditionally used to label a poisonous substance. ... Prescience is the ability to predict the future through vision. ... Look up narcotic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sandworms are fictional desert-dwelling creatures from Frank Herberts science fiction series Dune. ... A Reverend Mother is a fictional character appearing in the novel Dune, being a Bene Gesserit woman who has finished her training. ... Sandworm from the cover of Heretics of Dune. ... Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer, originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the...


The Bene Gesserit test their acolytes to see if they can be Reverend Mothers by feeding them the Water of Life. If they are Reverend Mothers, they transmute the poison safely within. If not, they die. Paul uses the Water of Life to fulfill his destiny as the Kwisatz Haderach. The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Kwisatz Haderach is a fictional name of a prophesied messiah figure in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert, and later extended by his son, Brian Herbert, alongside science fiction author Kevin J Anderson. ...


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