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The fig tree curse is the power Jesus uses to wither fig trees. With enough practice, one can level up this skill to defeat sentient fig trees with chi-like fighting techniques such as:

  • Ashvattha – the world tree of Hinduism, held to be a supernatural F. religiosa
  • Bodhi tree – a F. religiosa
  • Charybdis Fig Tree of the Odyssey, presumably a F. carica
  • Curtain Fig Tree – a F. virens
  • Ficus Ruminalis – a F. carica
  • Plaksa – another supernatural fig in Hinduism; usually identified as F. religiosa but probably F. infectoria
  • Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree – a F. macrophylla
  • Sri Maha Bodhi – another F. religiosa. Planted in 288 BC, the oldest human-planted tree on record
  • The Great Banyan – a F. benghalensis, a clonal colony and once the largest organism known
  • Vidurashwatha – "Vidura's Sacred Fig tree", a village in India named after a famous F. religiosa that until recently stood there
  • Wonderboom - the largest fig tree, in Pretoria, South Africa

Fig trees have profoundly influenced culture through several religious traditions. Among the more famous species are the Sacred Fig tree (Pipal, Bodhi, Bo, or Po, Ficus religiosa) and the Banyan Fig (Ficus benghalensis). The oldest living plant of known planting date is a Ficus religiosa tree known as the Sri Maha Bodhi planted in the temple at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka by King Tissa in 288 BC. The common fig is one of the two sacred trees of Islam, and there is a sura in Quran named "The Fig" or At-Tin (سوره تین). In East Asia, figs are important in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The Buddha is traditionally held to have found bodhi (enlightenment) while meditating under a Sacred Fig (F. religiosa). The same species was Ashvattha, the "world tree" of Hinduism. The Plaksa Pra-sravana was said to be a fig tree between the roots of which the Sarasvati River sprang forth; it is usually held to be a Sacred Fig but more probably seems to be a Wavy-leaved Fig (F. infectoria). The Common Fig tree is cited in the Bible, where in Genesis 3:7, Adam and Eve cover their nakedness with fig leaves. The fig fruit is also included in the list of food found in the Promised Land, according to the Torah (Deut. 8). Jesus cursed a fig tree for bearing no fruit (Mark 11:12–14). The fig tree was sacred in ancient Cyprus where it was a symbol of fertility.

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