Perhaps these originated in Persia; the word "chintz" is of Persian origin, and the French name for its imitations was "perses."
One parable will for the moment serve as a specimen of the poetry which the wrong-dealing of Perses drew from him.
The form of didactic poetry, as it has since been practised by the followers of Hesiod, was fixed by the appeal to Perses.
Hecate was the daughter of Perses and married to tes, and their daughters were Medea and Circe.
Later on, the enchanted land was localised at Colchis, and Aeëtes and Perses were said to be brothers.
Also she bare Asteria of happy name, whom Perses once led to his great house to be called his dear wife.
Ere now thou hast heard me tell of a maiden that uses sorcery under the guidance of Hecate, Perses' daughter.
And propitiate only-begotten Hecate, daughter of Perses, pouring from a goblet the hive-stored labour of bees.
Be witness the sacred light of Helios, be witness the rites of the maiden that wanders by night, daughter of Perses.