The Fountain of Youth is a fabled spring said to have the power of restoring health and youth. When the New World was discovered, popular opinion placed the fountain's site sonewhere in the Wets Indies. Therefore the conquistador Juan Ponce de León readily believed a Caribe Indian legend of the rich island of Bimini, he renamed it Florida. However, is search for the Fountain of Youth was unsuccessful. His second expedition to the "island" of Florida ended in his death at the hands of hostile indians.