We reached the Aeaean island next, the home of Circe
the nymph with lovely braids, an awesome power too
who can speak with human voice,
the true sister of murderous-minded Aeetes.

– Homer

The Odyssey, Book 10, lines 148-151. Odysseus and his crew reach Circe’s island of Aeaea. The description of the powerful nymph paints a disquieting picture, suggesting that something bad is going to happen to the men on the island, which indeed it does.