Circe Origin and Meaning
The name Circe is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "bird".
In Greek myth, Circe, daughter of Helios, the sun, was a sorceress living on the island of Aeaea, who could turn men into animals with her magic wand, which is just what she did to Odysseus's crew in Homer's Odyssey, transforming them into swine. All was forgiven, however, as Circe and Odysseus later had a child together—Telegonus. The name and legend have appeared in countless forms, from a section of James Joyce's Ulysses to short stories by Julio Cortazar to Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon to films to DC comics to a dance by Martha Graham. So is Circe's seductive legend too powerful for a modern little girl to carry? Your call.
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Famous People Named Circe
- Circe MaiaUruguayan poet
Circe in Pop Culture
- Circe Beakercharacter in "The Sims 2: Strangetown"
- Circecharacter in DC Comics
- Circemain antagonist of the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libby Bray
- Circe Invidiosapainting by Pre,Raphaelite artist John William Waterhouse
- CirceCirce by Madeline Miller
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