A Sign of Hospitality
Greek mythology tells of two weary travelers who could find neither help
nor hospitality on the road. Finally an old couple took them in, scoured a
modest dining board with mint to refresh it, and prepared for the
strangers a meal. The travelers turned out to be gods in disguise, who
rewarded the old folks by remodeling their little hut into a glorious temple.
Thereafter mint was considered a symbol of hospitality.