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Pasiphae (Moira Orfei) is the evil witch in the 1964 Peplum film Hercules vs the Giant Warriors, which was also titled The Triumph of Hercules.

Story Edit

Pasiphae is a witch who is in cahoots of the tyrant Prince Milo. Milo is the army commander who murders the king of Mycene, and seizes power vowing to marry the king's daughter, Princess Ate and solidifying his rule.

Pasipahe gives Milo a magic dagger that conjures up a group of seven gold-tinted warriors to battle with Hercules. When Hercules defeated them in battle, Milo goads him into killing an innocent man, which causes his father, Jove, the king of the Gods, to strip Hercules of his god-like strength.

Hercules is captured and later attempts to rescue the beautiful Princess Ate. Pasipahe attempts to throw the Princess off a high cliff overlooking the ocean. However, the Princess is able to latch onto a rock on the edge. In the climax, Pasiphae attempts to trick Hercules by taking resemblance of Princess Ate as she hangs from a cliff. Hercules is able to recognize the true heroine from the color of her eyes and Pasiphae perishes in the sea instead.

Trivia Edit

  • Moira Orfei appeared as Attea in the 1961 Peplum film "Ursus".
  • Moira Orfei appeared as Diar in the 1961 Peplum film "Valley of the Lions".
  • Moira Orfei appeared as Queen Halis Mojab in the 1961 Peplum film "Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules".
  • Moira Orfei appeared as Zahira in the 1962 Peplum film "Kerim, Son of the Sheik".
  • Moira Orfei appeared as Ura in the 1963 Peplum film "The Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules".
  • Moira Orfei appeared as Malva in the 1963 Italian sword and sandal movie "Samson and the Slave Queen".
  • Moira Orfei appeared as Artamne, High Priestess in the 1964 Peplum film "Revolt of the Praetorians".

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