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SEIRēN

This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Seirēn (Σειρήν)”, meaning “enchanting , mermaid”. In Greek mythology, Seirēn was one of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks. They were dangerous and devious creatures, portrayed as “femmes fatales” who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Sirens combine women and birds in various ways. In early Greek art Sirens were represented as birds with large women's heads, bird feathers and scaly feet. Later, they were represented as female figures with the legs of birds, with or without wings, playing a variety of musical instruments, especially harps.

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