Siren

Sirens were depicted in the works of many ancient authors. In Greek and Roman mythology, they would lure sailors and passengers to their deaths by using their enchanting voices. Sirens were described to have had a female’s face with a tail of a fish or in some cases attributes of a bird. These beautiful maidens were said to have lived on dangerous rocks upon the seashore, very few sailors survived passage. In Homer’s Odyssey, the sailors were to muffle their ears however, Ulysses was committed to survive the sounds and thus tied himself to the mast on the boat so he was to not escape as seen on The Siren Vase in the British Museum.

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