E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An enchantress who lived in the Bower of Bliss, situate in Wandering Island She transformed her lovers into monstrous shapes, and kept them captives. Sir Guyon having crept up softly, threw a net over her, and bound her in chains of adamant; then broke down her bower and burnt it to ashes.Spenser: Faëry Queen, ii. 12.