Speculation of inspiration
I know it's just a theory, but does anyone else think this might have been inspired by the legendary weapon known as Greek fire? It's debated what exactly Greek fire was, and it's probably impossible to sort fact from fiction, but here are some similarities.
- Blue Fire Powder reacts when exposed to water. Greek fire was said to be able to burn on the surface of water, and some legends claim it could be ignited by water.
- While some sources describe Greek fire as being a liquid, it's speculated that it had some sort of powder as its base.
- Both allowed for military victories.