A witch who is visited by Odysseus on his way home from Troy. She drugs his companions so that they are turned into animals (animal-headed in art) but Odysseus is forewarned and given an antidote by Hermes. He confronts her and she restores his companions. She is sometimes shown naked (as a witch) holding the poisoned cup and stirrer.
Above: Detail from a pseudo-Chalciolian black-figure clay vase about 530 BC. Vulci. Antiquarium del Castello dell'Abbadia. Photo. Soprintendenza Archeologica dell'Etruria Meridionale, Rome 149040 © Vulci. Antiquarium del Castello dell'Abbadia