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proper nounGreek Mythology
An enchantress who lived on the island of Aeaea. When Odysseus visited the island his companions were changed into pigs by her potions, but he protected himself with the magic herb moly and forced her to restore his men to human form.temptress, siren, femme fatale, enchantress, sorceress, delilah, lorelei, mata hariView synonyms
Via Latin from Greek Kirkē.
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