Circé offrant la coupe de drogue à Ulysse, par John William Waterhouse. Magie : dans de nombreuses cultures, les moyens mis en œuvre par la magie en tant que science occulte s’opposent aux religions établies ainsi qu'aux raisonnements scientifiques. Les évolutions des connaissances scientifiques, qui donnent des explications aux phénomènes comme la foudre, les mouvements des planètes, ou les réactions chimiques, se sont progressivement opposés à la croyance en la magie.
Morgana Le Fay: She was either the half-sister or cousin of King Arthur and in…
Artimes goddess of Hunt, the moon, nighttime, childbirth, and young women.
John William Waterhouse :: Nymphs finding the head of Orpheus c. 1900
Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.
Ceridwen most often takes the form of a crone. She embodies the aspects of woman in her old age; wisdom, knowledge, understanding. Ceridwen is a powerful sorceress, and she holds the secrets of knowledge and wisdom. Ceridwen stirs the cauldron of knowledge. The potion inside contains all the knowledge of the world and must be stirred for a year and a day before it is properly prepared.
L'Odyssée - Circé la Magicienne
Circe goddess of magic witch, enchantress or sorceress, described in Homer's Odyssey as "The loveliest of all immortals". Having murdered her husband, the prince of Colchis, she was expelled by her subjects and placed by her father on the solitary island of Aeaea. (art: Lady Hamilton as Circe by George Romney)
In Greek mythology, Minos (Ancient Greek: Μίνως, Minōs) was a king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. Every nine years, he made King Aegeus pick seven young boys and seven young girls to be sent to Daedalus' creation, the labyrinth, to be eaten by the Minotaur. The Minoan civilization of Crete has been named after him by the archaeologist Arthur Evans. By his wife, Pasiphaë (or some say Crete), he fathered Ariadne, Androgeus, Deucalion, Phaedra, Glaucus, Catreus, Acacallis and Xenodice.