He created witches and enchantresses
as the major characters for his first plays, mythical and symbolic figures that express both his attraction to and discomfort with Armstrong's power.
No, the more obvious explanation here is that the modern world, in pictures as well as words has long had a fixation with the babes, cuties, enchantresses
, patooties, peaches, temptresses and Venuses etc and their bodies, whether in films or advertising, newscasts or weather forecasts.
Zimbabwe's Shona people believe mermaids are fearsome enchantresses
capable of wreaking vengeance on wrongdoers.
Up to this point in the poem, Tasso has carefully modeled his sorceress on the many enchantresses depicted in classical epic and in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso.
Yet Erminia and Armida converge near the end of Jerusalem Delivered as not only enchantresses but also pagan captive women.
They each have a cool outfit that turns them into magical enchantresses
Bucolic scenes and mythological enchantresses
provide the subjects for his series "Loco Bello" (Beautiful fool, 1975-76), and "Spelunca" (Cave, 1977-78).