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Circe (Mythological character)

LC control no.n 2014036335
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingCirce (Mythological character)
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Variant(s)Κίρκη (Mythological character)
Kirkē (Mythological character)
Circe (Sorceress)
Circe (Greek deity)
Other standard no.Q187602
Associated countryGreece Italy
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated.
Found inWork cat.: Wood, C.E.S. Circe : a drama with a prologue ... 1919.
Oxford classical dictionary, 1996: p. 332 (Circe; powerful sorceress of mythology; daughter of Helios and the Oceanid Perse; lives on the island of Aeaea according to Homer)
Wikipedia, July 21, 2014: Circe (In Greek mythology, Circe (Greek Κίρκη = Kirkē) was a goddess of magic (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress). By most accounts, Circe was the daughter of Helios, the god of the sun, and Perse, an Oceanid. Her brothers were Aeetes, the keeper of the Golden Fleece, and Perses. Her sister was Pasiphaë, the wife of King Minos and mother of the Minotaur. Other accounts make her the daughter of Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft herself) Aeaea (Aeaea or Eëa (Ancient Greek: Αἰαία) was a mythological island said to be the home of the sorceress Circe; The somewhat inconsistent geography of Homer's Odyssey is often considered more mythic than literal, but the geography of the Alexandrian scholar and poet, Apollonius of Rhodes, is more specific. In his epic Argonautica, he locates the island somewhere south of Aethalia (Elba), within view of the Tyrrhenian shore (western coast of Italy); Aeaea was later identified by classical Roman writers with Mount Circeo on Cape Circeo (Cape Circaeum) on the western coast of Italy--about 100 kilometers south of Rome--which may have looked like an island due to the marshes and sea surrounding its base but which is a small peninsula)
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