Try not to fall in love with Siren!
We dare to not to fall in love with Siren. You've been warned!
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured sailors to their deaths. With their enchanting music and singing voices, the Sirens bewitched passing sailors causing the ships to crash on the reefs near their island.
In the beginning Sirens were mortal young girls who served the goddess Persephone. They sang to her in sweet voices and played instruments to please her.
When Persephone was abducted by Hades, Demeter, her mother, gave them golden wings, so that they could fly over the earth searching for her. Since Persephone had been imprisoned in the underworld, the search was in vain. Distressed over the loss of her daughter, Demeter cursed them, declaring that they would stay in their bird form until someone passed by their songs without stopping, at which point they would perish and die. Then she banished them to the uninhabited island of Anthemoessa; thought to be one of the islands west of Naples off the Italian coast, perhaps Ischia or Capri.
Some time passed, Hera came to visit the Sirens to hear their songs, full of beauty and anguish, and was not disappointed! As in good greek mythological tradition, Hera decided to create a competition between the Sirens and the nine muses, goddesses of music.
The competition produced some of the most haunting music, with the Sirens pouring all of their arresting heartache into their music. Still, the Muses won the competition. To celebrate, they plucked out the Sirens’ feathers and made crowns for themselves. The Sirens returned to their island in humiliation.
The Argonauts encountered the Sirens but successfully evaded them. Orpheus, who was on board, started playing his lyre so beautifully that the music completely drowned the Sirens' song. Another encounter is described in the Odyssey. Odysseus, advised by of Circe, he had all of his sailors plug their ears with beeswax and tie him to the mast. When he heard their beautiful song, he ordered the sailors to untie him but they bound him tighter. After they passed, Odysseus let them know that they were now in safe waters.Some post-Homeric authors state that the Sirens were fated to die if someone heard their singing and escaped them, and that after Odysseus passed by they therefore flung themselves into the water and perished.
With the Sirens, mythology has created a physical personification of the danger of falling for a beautiful woman.