In 1499 explorer and conquistador Francisco Divina came across what society calls today as “The Fountain of Youth.” Historians state that the ancient Aztec civilizations were the original founders of the fountain, which they used as a main water supply. Today scientists have studied the molecules of the water and found traces of an ancient poisonous herb called Vervain, which is no longer found in the environment today. The Aztecs would drink this water so frequently they began to create a tolerance for it, which helped them heal against other diseases such as small pox and pneumonia. This is where the name “Fountain of Youth” originated and due to the Vervain the Aztec civilization seemed to be immune to many other diseases that killed off other tribes such as the Mayan and Incan. Francisco Divina brought back the water to his crew and one by one they began to die. He claimed the water to be cursed by God to rid the land of savages so left the rest in hopes it would exterminate the rest of the Aztec population. The news of such water spread back to his country Italy when he and the remainder of his crew returned. The name “Fountain of Decay” was given and other explorers searched for it in hopes to use it as a weapon. Alas, when explorers returned the fountain was nearly drained and the rest of the Aztec population was gone. Historians found traces of the water left in the remains of the fountain and were sent back to Italy for further testing. Scientists today in Vatican City study the molecules with a goal in mind for humans to become immune to current deadly diseases even as far as cancer.