Circe is a centuries-old enchantress who is kept young by an elixir called vitae.
It is made from a special combination of plants and herbs. While living on the island Aeaea, Circe gains magical powers. Circe is very skilled at turning men into any animal resembling their personality. She was responsible for turning the centaur Biron into a horse.
Upon her return to Earth, Circe tries to destroy Wonder Woman, having heard from an oracle in ancient times that the daughter of Hippolyta will be her undoing.
Circe reappeared with a mission to kill Wonder Woman in order to prevent an oracular prophecy of Circe's death at Wonder Woman's hands from coming true. After she failed to kill the Amazon with a series of attacks by man-animal hybrids, she took up with the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca, who set in motion a chain of events that led Wonder Woman to the jungles of Tropidor. Circe called on the god to send lightning down to kill Wonder Woman, who deflected the lightning bolts away from her and incinerated the herbs that made Circe immortal, thus fulfilling the prophecy. Circe then disappeared, swallowed up by Tezcatlipoca's magic obsidian mirror, which the god used to torture her with an image of herself as a crone.
Powers and Abilities
- Wand of Circe: (Formerly) A magic wand that could transform someone into an animal and subject them to her will.
- This character is an adaptation of Circe, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
- Circe was first adapted for DC Comics by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter and debuted in Earth-Two continuity in Wonder Woman #37. She first appeared in Earth-One continuity in Showcase #21 by Jack Miller and Mike Sekowsky.
- This version of Circe, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
- While the Earth-One Circe first appeared in Showcase #21, she had been mentioned earlier in Batman #116 and Action Comics #243.
- 30 Appearances of Circe (Earth-One)
- 2 Images featuring Circe (Earth-One)
- Quotations by or about Circe (Earth-One)
- Character Gallery: Circe (Earth-One)
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