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 Cipher.Circle of Ul’loa. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cir’ce (2 syl.).
 
A sorceress. She lived in the island of Ææa. When Ulysses landed there, Circë turned his companions into swine, but Ulysses resisted this metamorphose by virtue of a herb called moly, given him by Mereury.   1
       
“Who knows not Circe,
       
The daughter of the Sun, whose charmëd cup
Whoever tasted lost his upright shape,
And downward fell into a grovelling swine?”
       
Milton: Comus, 50–53.
 


 Cipher.Circle of Ul’loa. 

 
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