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Historical Examples of circean
But the deadly Sirens are in all things opposed to the Circean power.The Crown of Wild Olive
Shame to him when he dallies in the Circean Hall of the senses!
But the deadly Sirens are all things opposed to the Circean power.
The sea brightened, and the Circean promontory soon glowed with purple.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal
She saves her companions from the Circean enchantments, and she withholds them from the embraces of the Sirens.Views and Reviews
- Greek myth an enchantress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
Word Origin and History for circean
enchantress of the isle of Aea who transformed into swine those who drank from her cup ("Odyssey"), late 14c., from Latin Circe, from Greek Kirke. Related: Circean.