Scheherazade from A Thousand and One Nights. She enchanted a demented Shah from murdering countless women by reading stories to him for a thousand one nights. Each story had a moral to it so at the end of a thousand and one nights, the shah regains his sanity. A true heroine!!
Alceste and the God of Love - ill. 29, p. 550 Legend of Good Women, The Modern Reader’s Chaucer: The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Tatlock, John S.P. & Percy MacKaye, editors. Warwick Goble, illustrator. New York Macmillan 1912