An enchantress who lived in the “Bower of Bliss,” situate in “Wandering Island” She transformed her lovers into monstrous shapes, and kept them captives. Sir Guyon having crept up softly, threw a net over her, and bound her in chains of adamant; then broke down her bower and burnt it to ashes. —Spencer Faëry Queen, ii. 12.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894