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Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes

Sirens


Sirens are sea demons, half woman and half bird. They are remarkable singers. According to the oldest legend Sirens lived on an island in the Mediterranean and attracted sailors passing nearby with their music. The ships would thus approach rocky coast and got ruined. The Sirens then devoured the imprudent sailors.
See: Sir Edward Burne-Jones The Sirens.
 
 

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