The Double Shadow: A Clark Ashton Smith Podcast

Episode #12: “The Enchantress of Sylaire”

This week’s episode is on “The Enchantress of Sylaire.” Enchantress was published in the July 1941 issue of Weird Tales.


Illustration from Weird Tales most likely by Clark Ashton Smith.

The Wikipedia entry for Cromlech has an illustration of a basic one, as well as more complex outlines.

A few links here for those interested in illustrations of monsters carrying women and the “carry phenomenon.”

Next time, we’ll be doing the last of the Averoigne stories, “The Satyr.” You may also want to read read its variant conclusion, which we’ll be discussing on the show.

Thanks again to Kevin MacLeod for the music.

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  1. Fred Kiesche says:

    Venus comment: I thought it was one of two things. Either a contrasting of the youth of the girl he left behind with the woman he was following or a harkening to the really primal statues that are called “Venus” by anthropologists–“full” body size (equals great fertility).

    And yes, finally a werewolf. Now you can all rest easy. 😉

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