Since I was a young girl I have always been fascinated by the Middle East narrated in "The thousand and one nights", and especially from the character of Princess Sherazade.
Salomè is the protagonist of one of the biblical events that most impressed the collective imagination: the famous beheading of John the Baptist. Her seductive dance embodies evil.
For a long time I thought that still today, both oriental dancers and geishas, in the collective imagination of some many people are more or less covertly considered a sort
Among the Greeks, Artemis was one of the twelve major gods of Olympus. Daughter of Zeus and Leto and Apollo's twin sister, Artemis represented the Moon, Apollo impersonified Sun.