Circe Symbols & Objects

Madeline Miller
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Moly, or Root

Moly, or Root, is the name Circe attributes to the black-rooted, white-leafed flowers she finds by her father's halls and across Aiaia, which are essential to her magic practice. These flowers are born from the blood of Titans, and, notes Circe, contain a wealth of power within them. Yet their function in witchcraft is unfixed and varied. Early on, Circe uses them to transform Glaucos into his 'true form,' that is: a god. Later, the Moly is used to bind the Minotaur and quell his hunger. And following this, the Moly is used to create a protective shroud over Aiaia. It seems, therefore, that this flower has no specific function because it works like a placebo by reacting in whichever way Circe wishes. As a result, though Circe's powers come from her herbs, it is clear that her most significant achievements are a...

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