In Greek mythology, Circe was a goddess who lived in a beautiful mansion on an enchanted island. She had the power to turn men into animals. All around her manor were docile lions and wolves and owls and boars–all of them her former lovers. She had changed them into animals to enslave them and keep them with her forever.
In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew stop to rest on her island. Circe invited them into her mansion prepared a feast for them. She cast a spell over the food, and after the men ate of it, they were transformed into pigs!
Only one man escaped. He ran back to the boat to tell Odysseus (who had stayed behind) what had happened.
The hero-king set out to rescue his men. His protector, the goddess Athena, sent the messenger god Hermes to help him. Hermes gave Odysseus a special herb to protect him from Circe’s witchcraft. Odysseus went to Circe’s house and threatened her, drawing his sword.
Circe was enamored and took him to bed (Odysseus got laid a lot). Then she changed his crew back into their human forms.
She made Odysseus and his men stay with her on her island for a year. She was in love with him and didn’t want him to leave, but eventually she released him and sent him away with instructions on how to travel to the Underworld.
My other favorite mythological goddess is Artemis, goddess of the moon and the wilderness and protector of young girls. She caught a creep spying on her while she bathed in a lake and she did what every poor woman who’s ever been spied on by a masturbating asshole would like to do: she turned him into a deer, and he was devoured by his own hounds. I think that’s awesome. I think I will be Artemis next Halloween.
|“Come in and stay for a spell!” HA! lame joke|
|love the owls, but I don’t get it. Is she teaching them to read or something?|