The personification of carnal pleasure in Orlando Furioso
; the Circe of classic fable, and Labè of the Arabians.
She enjoyed her lovers for a time, and then changed them into trees,
stones, fountains, or beasts, as her fancy dictated.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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