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Circe, the great sorceress of ancient Greek folklore, whom Homer describes as a "fair-haired, clever goddess possessing human speech." She had the habit of changing human beings into the shape of wolves, lions, and other beasts, a power still possessed, according to Milton, by her son Comus, and she changed Ulysses' companions in this way. but Ulysses escaped by the use of the herb Moly, and lived with her a year, getting back his companions, and having generally no cause to complain of her treatment of him. She it was who, through jealousy, changed Scylla into a monster.