The Greek term zizánia passed into Latin as zizanĭa, that our idiom arrived like tares. This is the name of a plant that belongs to the family group of grasses, whose main peculiarity is that its seeds and the flour obtained from them are toxic.
Scientific name Lolium temulentum, the tares have canes or stems that can exceed one meter in height. Its leaves are about eight inches long and its flowers they develop in spikes.
The tares usually grow spontaneously in the fields where the tares grow. wheat. That is why it is considered a weed. It is usual for the weeds to lodge mushrooms They poison the plant, with toxins accumulating in its grains. The consumption of these grains and flours that include tares is detrimental.
In the same way, it should not be overlooked that in “The Bible”, specifically in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, the parable of the wheat and the tares is included. In the New Testament this becomes the parable number twelve that comes to address the issue of respect and tolerance for what people who have a different religion are.
It is also known by the names of the parable of the tares or the parable of the weeds.
Due to this characteristic of the plant, the notion of weeds is often used symbolically in different ways linked to harmful issues. To the vice that bursts between good customs and actions is called tares, as well as that which spoils something.
There is also talk of “Sow tares” or from “Put weeds” when someone acts so that others persons they fight or have a conflict. Suppose a worker comments to a colleague: “I am angry with the boss because I feel that he does not value me”. The interlocutor, instead of trying to reassure him, says: “Yes, yesterday I thought I heard that he treated you as incapable with the owner of the company. I think you should rebuke him so that he doesn’t continue to disrespect you “. This response is used to put weeds since it does not help to solve the problem, but quite the opposite: possibly the worker angrily faces his boss for a simple sensation or suspicion.
In addition to all the above, we cannot ignore that the term at hand has also been used within the literary field. A good example of this is the work “La cizaña”, which is the 15th album in the French comic series starring Asterix and Obélix, created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.
It was in 1970 when the publication of that book was carried out that tells that Julius Caesar, tired of the Gallic people always being able to resist the Roman stakes, decides to take action on the matter. Exactly he makes the decision to generate “weeds” within the inhabitants of the aforementioned town so that this makes them vulnerable and the Roman Empire can manage to subdue them.
What he will do is send Perfectus Detritus there, a man who has the “ability” to make problems arise that confront people.