(Sir). The impersonation of Temperance or
Self-government. He destroyed the witch Acrasia, and her bower, called
the “Bower of Bliss.” His companion was Prudence. (
The word Guyon is the Spanish guiar (to guide), and the word temperance is the Latin tempero (to guide).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894