Friday, September 12, 2008

Circe ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.

In mythology Circe is a sorceress, known for her magic and knowledge of herbs and potions.
In the Odyssey, Circe invites Odysseus 's crew to dinner and turns them into pigs, bar one who escapes to tell Odysseus. He goes to rescue them and is warned by Hermes that he must use the herb moly to protect himself from Circe's potions. He does so and he and Circe become lovers.

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1 comment:

Erika Nelson said...

I've always loved Circe; how fitting to see her as a redhead :)