Sirens

Siren

Sirens were part women, part bird. Their beautiful voices drew sailors towards their island, where they either perished when their boasts crashed into the rocky shores, or the men became so taken with their voices that they forgot everything and just listened, and starved to death. The sirens threw themselves to their deaths out of frustration after Odysseus had his men stuff wax in their ears, making them immune to the sirens' song. The sirens in the Odyssey were Leucosia, Ligeria, and Parthenope.

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