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Enchantress may refer to a magician, sorcerer, enchanter or wizard which sometimes is called an enchantress, sorceress, or witch if female. It can also refer to the concept of seduction, the enticement of one person by another, in that the person doing so can be called a seductress or enchantress when it is a beautiful and charismatic woman.


  • The Enchantress, an opera by Tchaikovsky
  • The Enchantress, a 1911 operetta with music by Victor Herbert and book and lyrics by Fred de Gresac and Harry B. Smith


  • "The Enchantress of Venus", a 1949 short story by Leigh Brackett
  • Enchantress from the Stars, a 1971 novel by Sylvia Engdahl
  • The Enchantress, a 1985 novel by Han Suyin
  • Enchantress, a poem by Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan
  • The Enchantress of Florence, a 2008 novel by Salman Rushdie
  • The Enchantress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flame, a 2012 novel by Michael Scott
  • Enchantress, a 2012 novel by James Maxwell


  • Circe, the Enchantress, a 1924 American film directed by Robert Z. Leonard

Popular Culture

  • Enchantress, a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe
  • Enchantress, a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe


  • Enchantress Rocks, a small group of rocks lying off Elephant Point on the south side of western Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica


  • Alkonost, a legendary bird in Slavic mythology, with the body of a bird with the head and chest of a woman
  • Gamayun, a prophetic bird of Russian folklore, a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, depicted as a large bird with a woman's head.
  • Huldra, in Scandinavian folklore, a stunningly beautiful woman with long hair; though from behind she is hollow like an old tree trunk and has an animal's tail
  • Lilith, in Jewish folklore, a woman or demon that appears in creation myths, according to one tradition, she left Adam because she refused to be subservient to him
  • Melusine, in European folklore, a feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers, depicted as a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down
  • Mermaid, in Middle Eastern, Greek and British folklore, a legendary aquatic creature that is a woman above the waist and a fish below
  • Mohini, in Hindu mythology, the only female avatar of the god Vishnu, portrayed as a femme fatale, who maddens lovers, sometimes leading them to their doom
  • Naiad, in Greek mythology, a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, and brooks
  • Nereid, in Greek mythology, nymphs associated with freshwater streams and springs, could be dangerous to handsome men, as they were lustful and jealous
  • Oceanid, in Greek and Roman mythology, the three thousand daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, each was the patroness of a particular spring, river, sea, lake or pond
  • Ondine, in European folklore, water nymphs found in forest pools and waterfalls, could gain souls by marrying a man and bearing a child
  • Oshun, in Yoruba mythology, a goddess who reigns over love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy, she is beneficent and kind, but has a terrible temper
  • Pincoya, in Chiloean mythology, a cheerful and sensual female water spirit of the Chilotan Seas that is of incomparable beauty and rises from the depths of the sea
  • Rusalka, in Slavic mythology, a female ghost, water nymph, succubus or mermaid-like demon that dwells in a waterway, sometimes luring handsome men to their deaths
  • Sihuanaba, in South American folklore, a woman cursed by a god, she first appears as a beautiful woman and lures men into gorges, then they see her true hideous form
  • Siren, in Greek mythology, three creatures portrayed as bird-women who lured sailors with their enchanting voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island
  • Sirin, Russian versions of the Sirens, portrayed with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird, usually an owl, later symbolized world harmony
  • Succubus, a female demon from medieval folklore who seduces men in their dreams to drain their energy, usually through intercourse, originally had a horrific appearance
  • Yuki-onna, in Japanese folklore, a spirit who appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful woman with long black hair and red lips, originally portrayed as evil


  • Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress, a 1982 computer game
  • Magic: The Gathering, a card game with a creature named Enchantress
  • Dungeons & Dragons, a game with a female character class called Enchantress
  • Everquest, a game with a female character class called Enchantress
  • Defense of the Ancients, a video game with a hero named Enchantress

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