From a dispute between the Gods
According to Greek legend, the lovestruck god of the underworld, his wife, and a girl torn into pieces are responsible for the creation of peppermint. Minthe was the daughter of the river god Cocytus. Hades, the god of the underworld, was in love with her, which made his wife Persephone so angry that she tore Minthe into pieces. Hades collected the parts and scattered the girl on a mountain. After this time, mint began to grow from the earth.